Etoile dress

$14.00

The video tutorial is now available (scroll down to watch it)

The Etoile dress is this flirty little number you can wear everyday in the summer with a deep V-neck that shows just the right amount of cleavage, darts in front and back to define your silhouette, but cute details with the front buttons and gathered short sleeves adorned with self-fabric ties.

Available sizes: 2 to 16

Fabric choice, notions, measurements: see below.

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Description

Sizing

This pattern is offered in sizes 2 to 16 according to the body measurements below. Take your measurements at the widest part of bust and hips and the narrowest point of the waist, then compare these measurements to this table.

Size 2 4 6 8 10 12 14 16
Bust 31.5 33 34.7 36 37.8 39 41 42.5
Waist 23.6 25 26.8 28 30 31 33 34.6
Hips 34 35.4 37 38.6 40 41.7 43.3 44.9
Length of finished garment 35.4 35.6 35.8 36 36.2 36.4 36.6 36.8

Sizing

This pattern is offered in sizes 2 to 16 according to the body measurements below. Take your measurements at the widest part of bust and hips and the narrowest point of the waist, then compare these measurements to this table.

Size 2 4 6 8
Bust 31.5 33 34.7 36
Waist 23.6 25 26.8 28
Hips 34 35.4 37 38.6
Length of finished garment 35.4 35.6 35.8 36

 

Size 10 12 14 16
Bust 37.8 39 41 42.5
Waist 30 31 33 34.6
Hips 40 41.7 43.3 44.9
Length of finished garment 36.2 36.4 36.6 36.8

Good to know

machine

Fabric choice/yardage

Soft and flowy fabrics: silk crepe, viscose, polyester crepe, linen… With 60inches wide fabrics, you will need 3 meters for larger sizes (10 to 16, see cutting instructions). For smaller sizes 2.5 meters can be enough. With 44inches fabrics: same applies. If necessary you can reduce the fabric length needed by cutting the sleeve ties in the straight of grain.

pin cushion

You will need

Interfacing in the right weight for your fabric, matching thread for your fabric, scissors, pins, a marking pen, a machine needle that fits your fabric type, buttons (the pattern calls for 9 12mm buttons but don’t hesitate to play on the number, position and width of buttons). You will also need some strips of interfacing or organza to stabilize seams that are on the bias, to prevent any stretching of the neckline.

safety pin

Formats

The French Poetry Pleiades 1 pattern is sold in PDF and can be downloaded right after purchase in US letter or A4 (print at home) or A0 (copy shop). Number of pages: 2 in A0, 40 in A4, 45 in US letter.
Illustrated sewing instructions are also provided in PDF to guide you in tiling the A4 PDF pieces, cutting the fabric and sewing the pattern. This pattern and its instructions are in English.

Sewing instructions

You will find here a video tutorial to guide you through all the steps in making this dress (hit play then click on the symbol in the bottom right corner to display the video in full screen). A booklet is included as welll with your purchase. A 0.59” (1.5cm) seam allowance is included.
Need more explanations on how to make a narrow hem for example? Many other video tutorials are available on my tutorials page.

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