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Pleiades 2 dress

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The much awaited new version of Pleiades 2 is here! Now available in an extended size range, up to hips 66”.
Inspired by the iconic Pleiades 1, Pleiades 2 was entirely re-drafted for a fully different look: bust darts, a shirt-like bodice fit and a gathered skirt at front and back. The result? An impeccably chic and very versatile little dress that will go with all your favorite fabrics! Make it your own with short or long sleeves, or choose from a variety of collar and skirt options.

  • Format: layered A0, A4 and US letter PDF (one layer per size).
  • Pattern pieces do not overlap.
  • A 5/8” (1.5cm) seam allowance is included.
  • A fully illustrated, 41 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.
  • Sizing, fabric choice, notions: see below.
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Fabric choice

Double gauze, crepe, twill, challis, in silk, viscose, polyester, cotton, linen, tencel… but also light velvet, denim etc. Pretty much all woven fabrics. See below the required yardage/length of fabric needed.

You will need

11 small buttons (11mm or so) for view 1, a 21inch (55cm) zipper for view 2 only, 1, 2 small buttons for shoulder straps (optional). 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 (use a new needle or make sure it is in good condition, to avoid scratching your fabric). 

Sewing level

Intermediate (3/5). If you have already sewn a whole garment, you will do great! You will be guided throughout the process with a 41 pages fully illustrated booklet. View 1 only requires to know how to make a buttonhole and sew a button (not explained as it varies according to your sewing machine). View 2 requires to install a zipper (explained in video, as well as other technical aspects, in the help & tutorials part on this website).

Required fabric length

140CM wide fabric

International sizes XS to M L to XL XL to 3X 3X to 6X
French Poetry sizes (size guide) 2 to 8 10 to 16 16 to 24 26 to 34
View 1 2.7m 2.9m 4.3m 4.7m
View 2 2.7m 2.9m 4.3m 4.7m
For frill skirt, add: 35cm 35cm 92cm 92cm
For pussy bow collar (view 1), add: 15cm 15cm 15cm 15cm

110cm wide fabric

International sizes XS to M L to XL XL to 3X 3X to 6X
French Poetry sizes (size guide) 2 to 8 10 to 16 16 to 24 26 to 34
View 1 2.7m 3.2m 4.7m 4.7m
View 2 2.7m 3.2m 4.7m 4.7m
For frill skirt, add: 92cm 92cm 1.15m 1.15m
For pussy bow collar (view 1), add: 15cm 15cm 15cm 15cm

55” wide fabric

International sizes XS to M M to XL XL to 3X 3X to 6X
French Poetry sizes (size guide) 2 to 8 10 to 16 16 to 24 26 to 34
View 1 2.7 yards 2.9 yards 4.7 yards 5.2 yards
View 2 2.7 yards 2.9 yards 4.7 yards 5.2 yards
For frill skirt, add: 14” 14” 1 yard 1 yard
For pussy bow collar (view 1), add: 6” 6” 6” 6”

43” wide fabric

International sizes XS to M M to XL XL to 3X 3X to 6X
French Poetry sizes (size guide) 2 to 8 10 to 16 16 to 24 26 to 34
View 1 3 yards 3.5 yards 5.2 yards 5.2 yards
View 2 3 yards 3.5 yards 5.2 yards 5.2 yards
For frill skirt, add: 1 yard 1 yard 1.3 yard 1.3 yard
For pussy bow collar (view 1), add: 6” 6” 6” 6”

Finished garment measurements

You can find your French Poetry size based on your measurements or ready-to-wear size (US, EU, UK, AU, international) using the Size guide. Please find below the finished garment measurements. If in doubt, consider that for this dress the most important measurement is the bust: there are lots of ease at waist and hips.

International size XS S M M L L L XL
French Poetry size (size guide) 2 4 6 8 10 12 14 16
Bust 87 91 95 99 103 107 111 115
Waist 70 74 78 82 86 90 94 98
Hips 125 129 133 137 141 145 149 153
Length 90.5 91 91.5 92 92.5 93 93.5 94

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.

International size 1X/XL 1X/XL 2X/XXL 3X 3X 4X 4X 5X 5X 6X
French Poetry size (size guide) 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 104 104.5 105 106 106.5 107 108 108.5 109 109.5
International size XS S M M L L L XL
French Poetry size (size guide) 2 4 6 8 10 12 14 16
Bust 34 36 37 39 40.5 42 44 45
Waist 27.5 29 31 32 33 35 37 38.5
Hips 49 51 52.5 54 55.5 57 59 60
Length 35.5 36 36 36 36.5 36.5 37 37

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.

International size 1X/XL 1X/XL 2X/XXL 3X 3X 4X 4X 5X 5X 6X
French Poetry size (size guide) 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 41 41 40 41.5 41.5 42 42 42.5 43 43

Finished garment measurements

You can find your French Poetry size based on your measurements or ready-to-wear size (US, EU, UK, AU, international) using the Size guide. Please find below the finished garment measurements. If in doubt, consider that for this dress the most important measurement is the bust: there are lots of ease at waist and hips.

Intl size French Poetry size (size guide) Bust Waist Hips Length
XS 2 87 70 125 90.5
S 4 91 74 129 91
M 6 95 78 133 91.5
M 8 99 82 137 92
L 10 103 86 141 92.5
L 12 107 90 145 93
L 14 111 94 149 93.5
XL 16 115 98 153 94

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.

Intl size French Poetry size (size guide) Bust Waist Hips Length
1X/XL 16 117 167 183.5 104
1X/XL 18 122 172 188.5 104.5
2X/XXL 20 127 177 193.5 105
3X 22 132 182 198.5 106
3X 24 137 187 203.5 106.5
4X 26 142 192 208.5 107
4X 28 147 197 213.5 108
5X 30 152 202 218.5 108.5
5X 32 157 207 223.5 109
6X 34 162 212 228.5 109.5
Intl size French Poetry size (size guide) Bust Waist Hips Length
XS 2 34 27.5 49 35.5
S 4 36 29 51 36
M 6 37 31 52.5 36
M 8 39 32 54 36
L 10 40.5 33 55.5 36.5
L 12 42 35 57 36.5
L 14 44 37 59 37
XL 16 45 38.5 60 37

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.

Intl size French Poetry size (size guide) Bust Waist Hips Length
1X/XL 16 46 65.6 72 41
1X/XL 18 48 67.6 74 41
2X/XXL 20 50 69.6 76 41.5
3X 22 52 71.6 78 41.5
3X 24 54 73.6 80 42
4X 26 56 75.6 82 42
4X 28 58 77.6 84 42.5
5X 30 60 79.6 86 42.5
5X 32 62 81.6 88 43
6X 34 64 83.6 90 43

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