Vega dress

12.00

The Vega dress is bound to be your date to every wedding this season. Try choosing a classic crêpe material, whipping up this pattern and pairing it with your cutest heels—you’ll be the chicest guest on the docket. And if it’s your own special day, make the Vega in white and wear it for your civil ceremony! That’s the thing about Vega: she’s a sure bet for weddings—guest or bride, workdays in summer, cocktail parties under the setting sun, or daytime jaunts all summer long.

Tailored at the chest, flowy around the west and hips, the Vega dress suits all body types. Dance, twirl, and jump into the conga line at that wedding reception, and never for a second feel restrained. Being beautiful means feeling good, and Vega is the feel-good robe your wardrobe requires.

Available sizes: 2 to 16

Fabric choice, notions, measurements: see below.

Description

Sizing

Choose the size closest to your body measurement. See below ease and body measurements. Keep in mind that the bust is fitted, the waist and hips have a lot more ease.

Body measurements in inches

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 35.2 35.3 35.4 35.5 35.6 35.7 35.8 35.9

Body measurements in centimeters

Size 34 36 38 40 42 44 46 48
Bust 80 84 88 92 96 100 104 108
Waist 60 64 68 72 76 80 84 88
Hips 86 90 94 98 102 106 110 114
Longueur du vêtement fini 89,4 89,7 90 90,3 90,6 90,9 91,2 91,5

Ease in finished garment: bust: 1.57’’ (4cm), waist: 5’’(12cm), hips: 9’’(22cm).

Sizing

Choose the size closest to your body measurement. See below ease and body measurements. Keep in mind that the bust is fitted, the waist and hips have a lot more ease.

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

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 35.2 35.3 35.4 35.5

 

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 35.6 35.7 35.8 35.9

Ease in finished garment: bust: 1.57’’ (4cm), waist: 5’’(12cm), hips: 9’’(22cm).

Good to know

machine

Fabric choice/yardage

Length: for a 60inch (150cm) wide fabric, you will need 2.13 yards (1.95 meters) for size 16. Smaller sizes may require less fabric.

Fabric choice: medium to heavy crepe (silk, polyester, viscose…) cotton and cotton blends. I would advise to choose a fabric that doesn’t crease too easily as it will show quite a lot on this type of skirt. Crease the fabric in your hand and let go. See if the creases are staying or not.

safety pin

Formats

The French Poetry Vega 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, 33 in US letter, 28 in A4.
The sewing instructions are fully illustrated in the booklet, and a step-by-step video tutorial is provided as well (see below). This pattern and its instructions are in English. You can purchase French version here

noun_Sewing_38201

Required sewing skills

Easy (2/5). The main difficulty is the bust curve in the princess seams. The side zipper is optional and can be omitted for beginners.

pin cushion

You will need

(1m) interfacing for the collar and wrists (calculated for a 1 yard width – 90cm). A 25cm zipper (about 10”), thread and a needle matching your fabric type, a marking pen, scissors and pins. 

Sewing instructions

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.