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Are you considering the Verona Dress from Jennuine Design? Here are three reasons to add it to your pattern library (and sew one up soon!):
Excellence - Jenn's design skills, technique and tutorial are top-notch. Newer sewers will enjoy her clear, step-by-step instructions (and this dress doesn't require any zips or buttons!) and experienced sewists will appreciate quality finishes and a quick reference guide of sewing steps at the end of the pattern for those who don't need the full tutorial.
Versatility - The Verona Dress pattern includes sizes nb - 12 years and is designed for woven fabric but also suitable for knit. With options for short, long or cap sleeves, optional patch pockets, and the option to add tulle accent between the skirts, this pattern a great base to sew as is, or make it your own (be sure to follow the blog tour links to see examples!).
Other favorite aspects of this pattern:
Optional notch and/or button loop closure at the back. My two year old's head measures over the 80%, so I added the closure for ease in dressing. Extra-excited about the perfectly-coordinated green leaf button I found!
Beautiful inside and out. The dress almost look reversible because the inside of the dress is so neat and the finishes are so clean. Note the enclosed seam between the bodice and skirt and the french seams on the skirt seams. All part of the pattern instructions.
And a favorite part not pictured? Jennifer has a great eye for detail and is very thorough and responsive throughout the testing process. Noticing an armcye that needs to be brought up, a shoulder that should be brought in 1/4", adjusting marks on pattern pieces to save ink when printing - she is so involved and diligent to make sure the pattern is top-notch. That is the kind of pattern I am always excited to be part of testing, and the kind of pattern I can have confidence buying (and recommending!).
- Buy the full Verona Dress at Jennuine Design
- Find the Tiny Verona Dress (pick-your-price nb-3 month - a great way to take a look)
- Read my review of the Haven Acres Collection by Jennuine Design
- Check out the other stops on the Verona Dress Blog Tour: