Pleiades 2 dress

$14.00

The Pleiades2  dress pattern will follow you all year round: you can choose long or short sleeves, and mix and match collars and skirts to follow your imagination. Pleiades 2 is a short dress (above knee) with slit neckline and stand-up collar or button-down front with 3 collar options: stand up collar, shirt collar, pussy bow. 3 sleeve options: short, long, 3/4 cuffed sleeves. 2 skirt options: with or without frill in the bottom. An optional row of covered buttons can be added under the slit neckline. Slit neckline dress closes with a back zipper. The difference with Pleiades 1 is the bodice (slit neckline), button down option and collars options. Please see the drawing for more details.

Format: US letter, A4 and A0 PDF.

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. If in doubt, for this dress the most important measurement is the bust: there are lots of ease at the waist and hips.

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 34.6 34.8 35 35.2 35.4 35.6 35.8 36

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. If in doubt, for this dress the most important measurement is the bust: there are lots of ease at the waist and hips.

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 34.6 34.8 35 35.2

 

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 35.4 35.6 35.8 36

Good to know

machine

Fabric choice/yardage

double gauze, crepe, twill, challis, in silk, viscose, polyester, cotton, linen, tencel… You will need more fabric to match prints if any. For 60inch wide fabrics, you will need 2.7 yards (2.5 meters) for options without the frill in the bottom of the skirt, and 3.3 yards (3 meters) for options with the frill. With 44inch wide fabrics, you will need 4 yards (3.6 meters) to 4.37 yards (4 meters) depending on the sleeve option you choose (long sleeves need more fabric than cuffed sleeves).

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You will need

A 21,6 inch (55cm) zipper, 5 buttons, scissors, pins, a marking chalk or pencil, the right thread and machine needle for your fabric, and strips of interfacing or silk organza to strengthen bias seams. Make sure to wash and let your fabric dry in the same conditions and temperature you will use for your future garment, to ensure it won’t shrink too much afterwards. Then iron your fabric and fold it in half lengthwise to cut the pattern pieces.

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Formats

The French Poetry Pleiades 2 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 and video (see below in this page) 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 the video tutorials 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 gather fabric, insert a zipper? Many other video tutorials are available on my tutorials page.

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