Verbena Dress & Peplum Top

Size Guide

The Verbena is a modern tiered dress pattern for stretch knits, and it will have everyone asking where you bought it. A circle tier creates great drape with minimal bulk at the waist. Wear Verbena at this length as a peplum, or add the gathered lower tier with an exposed ruffle for a twirl-worthy dress.

Verbena features: 

  • Scoop or V neckline
  • Snug fit through shoulders, bust, waist, and sleeves
  • Peplum top or knee-length tiered dress
  • Invisible elastic reinforcement at the slightly above-waist seam
  • Short, elbow, 3/4, and long set-in sleeve options
  • For light- to medium-weight knit fabrics with four-way stretch only (DBP or cotton/spandex recommended)


Women's XXS-3X (bust 30-53")

Verbena includes:

  • 17 pages of instructions with illustrations, including pattern-specific directions for personalizing fit.
  • 31 pages of printable pattern pieces, with a print list so you print only what you need for your desired size/style. Also includes copy shop files with pages formatted for 36" wide or A0 size.

Large Format Print Option

If you choose to add a large format print, a 36"-wide sheet with the pattern pieces printed on it will be shipped to you; you will still need to refer to the PDF for the instructions. This option is only available to U.S. customers. Customers elsewhere in the world will find it more economical to get the digital copy shop file printed locally than to have a print shipped. 

Instant Download

This is a PDF sewing pattern — you will only receive links to download the pattern to print at home. Nothing will be mailed to you unless you choose (US only) to add a large format print, in which case a 36" wide sheet with the pattern pieces printed on it will be shipped to you; you will still need to refer to the PDF for the instructions. 

    All Blank Slate Patterns print on both US and A4 paper and include standard and metric measurements.

    Sizing Information
    Women’s patterns are drafted for a height of 5'6" and a C cup (smaller half of letter size range) or D cup (larger half of letter size range) and cover the following range of body measurements

    High bust 28-49 inches, 71-124cm
    Bust 31-53 inches, 79-135cm (with instructions for pattern specific full bust adjustments)
    Waist 24-48 inches, 61-122cm
    Hips 34-55 inches, 86-149cm

    For specific measurements for any women's pattern, please check the pattern listing. 

    Below is the sizing guide I use when designing children's patterns. Please note that these measurements refer to your child, not to any measurements on the finished pattern.

    Make sure to check the specific pattern you're interested in for which sizes are included. 
    Children's sizes, Blank Slate Patterns sewing patterns