Pleiades 1 dress

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Our best-selling pattern is finally available in all sizes up to 66! Redesigned by a talented expert who specializes in plus-size models, each piece of the pattern has been redrawn and tested specifically for plus-size bodies, providing a flattering cut for all shapes and sizes—without losing the spirit of the original dress. The result? According to our testers, a pattern that fits like a glove, with just enough room to be comfy without losing its signature shapeliness.

The feminine spirit of the Pleiades nymphs, heroines of Greek mythology, is incarnated in this classic short dress with a V-neck, bunched shoulders, and ever-so-slightly puffy sleeves.

Make Pleiades your own with several options: long sleeves, short sleeves, short tied sleeves, or “lantern” sleeves; gathered skirt, frilly skirt, or frill-less skirt; buttons on the neckline, or zipper closure on the back.

What’s different between this little number and its sister, Pleiades 2? The bodice (V-neck, bunched shoulders, fitted torso) and sleeves. Check out the drawing below for more details.

Format: US letter, A4 and A0 PDF.

Available sizes: 2 to 34

Fabric choice, notions, measurements: see below.

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Description

Sizing

You can find your French Poetry size using the Size guide. Please find below the finished measurements for Pléiades 1.

For this dress sewing pattern, the most important measurement is your bust measurement: choose the size closest to this measurement. If your waist and / or hips are one size bigger, you will not need to adjust.

Measurements in centimeters

Sizes 2 to 16 – finished garment measurements in cm

Size 2 4 6 8 10 12 14 16
Bust 84 88 92 96 100 104 108 112
Waist 99 103 107 111 115 119 123 127
Hips 125 129 133 137 141 145 149 153
Length 88 89.5 91 92.5 94 95.5 97 98.5

Sizes 16 to 34 – finished garment measurements in cm

The pattern was entirely re-done for these sizes: it was not just graded in bigger sizes, it was conceived specifically for this size range to offer a flattering cut, and tested out on live models.

Size 16 18 20 22 24 26 28 30 32 34
Bust 117 122 127 132 137 142 147 152 157 162
Waist 167 172 177 182 187 192 197 202 207 212
Hips 183.5 188.5 193.5 198.5 203.5 208.5 213.5 218.5 223.5 228.5
Length 101 101.6 102.3 102.9 103.5 104.1 104.8 105.4 106 106.6

Measurements in inches

Sizes 2 to 16 – finished garment measurements in inches

Size 2 4 6 8 10 12 14 16
Bust 33 34.5 36 38 39 41 42.5 44
Waist 39 40.5 42 43.7 45 47 48.5 50
Hips 49 51 52.5 54 55.5 57 59 60
Length 34.5 35 36 36.5 37 37.5 38 39

Sizes 16 to 34 – finished garment measurements in inches

The pattern was entirely re-done for these sizes: it was not just graded in bigger sizes, it was conceived specifically for this size range to offer a flattering cut, and tested out on live models.

Size 16 18 20 22 24 26 28 30 32 34
Bust 46 48 50 52 54 56 58 60 62 64
Waist 65.6 67.6 69.6 71.6 73.6 75.6 77.6 79.6 81.6 83.6
Hips 72 74 76 78 80 82 84 86 88 90
Length 40 40 40 40.5 40.5 41 41 41.5 42 42

Sizing

You can find your French Poetry size using the Size guide. Please find below the finished measurements for Pléiades 1.

For this dress sewing pattern, the most important measurement is your bust measurement: choose the size closest to this measurement. If your waist and / or hips are one size bigger, you will not need to adjust.

Measurements in centimeters

Sizes 2 to 16 – finished garment measurements in cm

Size 2 4 6 8
Bust 84 88 92 96
Waist 99 103 107 111
Hips 125 129 133 137
Length 88 89.5 91 92.5

 

Size 10 12 14 16
Bust 100 104 108 112
Waist 115 119 123 127
Hips 141 145 149 153
Length 94 95.5 97 98.5

Sizes 16 to 34 – finished garment measurements in cm

Size 16 18 20 22
Bust 117 122 127 132
Waist 167 172 177 182
Hips 183.5 188.5 193.5 198.5
Length 101 101.6 102.3 102.9
24 26 28 30 32 34
137 142 147 152 157 162
187 192 197 202 207 212
203.5 208.5 213.5 218.5 223.5 228.5
103.5 104.1 104.8 105.4 106 106.6

 

Measurements in inches

Sizes 2 to 16 – finished garment measurements in inches

Size 2 4 6 8
Bust 33 34.5 36 38
Waist 39 40.5 42 43.7
Hips 49 51 52.5 54
Length 34.5 35 36 36.5

 

Size 10 12 14 16
Bust 39 41 42.5 44
Waist 45 47 48.5 50
Hips 55.5 57 59 60
Length 37 37.5 38 39

Sizes 16 to 34 – finished garment measurements in inches

Size 16 18 20 22
Bust 46 48 50 52
Waist 65.6 67.6 69.6 71.6
Hips 72 74 76 78
Length 40 40 40.5 40.5
24 26 28 30 32 34
54 56 58 60 62 64
73.6 75.6 77.6 79.6 81.6 83.6
80 82 84 86 88 90
40.5 41 41 41.5 42 42

Good to know

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Difficulty

Average: 3/5. You will need to sew a zipper and make gathers on several pieces (there are videos about these techniques here).

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Fabric choice/yardage

Length: with a 60inch (150cm) wide fabric, up to size 16 you will need a maximum of 2.8 yards(2.5m). For sizes 16 to 34, you will need a maximum of 4 yards (3.5m) fabric for the version without frill, and 4.6 yards (4.2m) for version with frill.

Fabric choice: double gauze, crinkled cotton, viscose or polyester crepe, linen, cotton poplin… You will need more fabric to match prints if any. 

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You will need

A 21inch zipper, interfacing in the right weight for your fabric, 5 buttons if you chose to add them. Matching thread for your fabric, scissors, pins, a marking pen, a machine needle that fits your fabric type. You will also need some strips of interfacing or organza to stabilize seams that are on the bias, to prevent any stretching (optional but recommended).

What am I going to receive with my purchase?

  • The French Poetry Pleiades 1 dress pattern is sold in PDF and can be downloaded right after purchase in US letter or A4 format (print at home) or A0 (copy shop).
  • Number of pages: 2 in A0 for sizes 2-16 and 3 for sizes 16-34;  36 in A4 for sizes 2-16 and 56 for sizes 16-34 ; 40 in US letter for sizes 2-16 and 48 for sizes 16-34.
  • Pattern pieces do not overlap.
  • A 0.59” (1.5cm) seam allowance is included.
  • A fully illustrated, 23 pages booklet is provided with the pattern, with highly detailed illustrations.
  • This pattern and its instructions are in English. You can purchase French version here

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Additional information
Weight 0.2 kg
Dimensions 21 × 14.85 × 3 cm