I just had to put my name in when the tester call went out for the Jennuine Design Verona dress. I was so happy to be chosen! As always, Jenn was charming to work with. And now I have two great dresses to show for it: a pretty one and a playful one.
Today, I’m showing off the pretty one. It’s the second one I made so it uses the exact same pattern pieces as the ones you’ll get when you buy the pattern. I used my beloved Cloud 9 Palos Verde voile for this one. My only modification was to add a ribbon along the bottom of the underskirt.
The Verona dress is that special breed of dress that’s easy to wear and play in but still has a bit of fanciness to it. Dressy but functional, you know? It’s the double layer skirt and notched collar that do it.
Sigh. I love that classic notched collar.
The bodice is fully lined and comes with 5 sleeve options: sleeveless, 2 different cap sleeves, short sleeves, and long sleeves. I used the short sleeves and omitted the elastic.
There are no closures. No zipper, no buttons. There’s an elastic in the back to cinch the waist in a little more while still keeping the dress easy to put on. Souricette 2 (aged 3) can do it all by herself!
I’m seriously in love with this dress. Different fabric combinations can take it so many different places. I have a few ideas roaming around this crazy brain of mine that I can’t wait to try out!
So go get your Verona dress now while it’s on sale! And come back Friday when I show you the playful version I made.