Sirius dress

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Sirius is the easy breezy dress you will want to pack every summer. Even in a blazing heat, you will bless its floaty skirt. Showcase your tanned shoulders, with or without a bra. Super lightweight, you can pack a dozen in your suitcase! Also, it’s a good option to showcase your prettiest prints. Make it in a viscose, silk, tencel, cotton, or even linen… Choice is yours!

Available sizes: 2 to 16

Fabric choice, notions, measurements: see below.

Description

Sizing

You can find your French Poetry size using the Size guide. Please find below the finished garment measurements. The dress is fitted at bust and waist, and flared at hips. I advise to take your bust measurement with a bra on (if you intend to wear this dress with a bra) and choose the size closest to your measurement. If you are right in the middle between two sizes, adjust by tracing another line in between sizes. You can grade up or down to another size for waist and hips.

Finished garment measurements in inches

Size 2 4 6 8 10 12 14 16
Bust 33 34.6 36 38 39 41 42.5 44
Waist 26 27.6 29 30.7 32 34 35.4 37
Hips 59.4 61 62.6 64 66 67 69 70.5
Length 38 38 38 38 38.5 38.5 39 39

Finished garment measurements in centimeters

Size 34 36 38 40 42 44 46 48
Bust 84 88 92 96 100 104 108 112
Waist 66 70 74 78 82 86 90 94
Hips 151 155 159 163 167 171 175 179
Length 96.4 96.7 97 97.3 97.6 97.9 98.2 98.5

Sizing

You can find your French Poetry size using the Size guide. Please find below the finished garment measurements. The dress is fitted at bust and waist, and flared at hips. I advise to take your bust measurement with a bra on (if you intend to wear this dress with a bra) and choose the size closest to your measurement. If you are right in the middle between two sizes, adjust by tracing another line in between sizes. You can grade up or down to another size for waist and hips.

Finished garment measurements in inches (for centimeters go to desktop version of this website)

Size 2 4 6 8
Bust 33 34.7 36 38
Waist 26 27.6 29 30.7
Hips 59.4 61 62.6 64
Length 38 38 38 38

 

Size 10 12 14 16
Bust 39 41 42.5 44
Waist 32 34 35.4 37
Hips 66 67 69 70.5
Length of finished garment 38.5 38.5 39 39

Good to know

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Fabric choice/yardage

Length: for a 60inch (150cm) wide fabric, you will need 2.8 yards (2.5 meters) for size 16. For size 8 and below, you will need only 2.2 yards (2 meters). You will also need a lining fabric in about the same quantity (all pieces need to be lined except straps, minus 3cm at hem).

Fabric choice: viscose/rayon, tencel, silk, polyester, cotton, linen, in a crepe weave, toile, twill, satin… The choice is wide. Use a lining in a similar kind of fabric so that the fabrics drape in a similar way.

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Formats

The French Poetry Sirius summer 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, 30 in US letter, 28 in A4.
The sewing instructions are fully illustrated in the booklet, and a video will soon be posted to cover the most difficult points (this pattern is an easy one and difficulties are already explained in the booklet). This pattern and its instructions are in English. You can purchase French version here

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Required sewing skills

Easy (2/5). The main difficulty is the bust curve in the princess seams. There is also an invisible zipper at the back.

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You will need

A 10 inch (25cm) invisible zipper, thread matching your fabric, a machine needle matching your fabric type, a marking pen, scissors and pins. A loop turner will also be useful for straps.

Here is 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 well to illustrate PDF tiling, pattern cutting and step-by-step sewing instructions.
Need more explanations on how to gather fabric, insert a zipper? Many other video tutorials are available on my tutorials page.