General questions

Can’t find your order? Wondering how to piece together a PDF pattern? The answer might be here.

Is the seam allowance included in the patterns?

Yes it is, and it is 0.59inch (1.5cm) wide. This is the standard seam allowance I have seen in most sewing patterns, so I chose to have the same.

I didn't receive my order confirmation email.

The email is sent automatically after purchase. If you can’t find it, it is most likely in your spam folder. If it isn’t, please send me an email.

I have trouble printing the PDF pattern

Files have been tested so they should work fine, but each printer is different: sometimes you will need to explore the settings. You need to print your pattern at a 100% scale with no margins. Please use the test square to check the scale. Use the correct format for your printer: patterns are provided in US letter (for US printers) or A4 (all other home printers) and A0 (copy shop).

I have trouble piecing the PDF pattern together

I made a little video to help you!

I can't login to my customer account

You can only login if you created an account during purchase. If you create one after, you won’t be able to find your past orders there. But you can always find your download links in your order confirmation email (check your spams if you can’t find it) or drop me an email.

Are you going to offer larger sizes?

I’d love to, but I don’t have the skills to do that. French Poetry is not my job, it is a hobby I have on top of a very time-consuming office job. So I just offer the patterns I make for myself, within the limits of my skills. I hope you’ll understand!

I don't know how to fit my pattern (FBA, lengthening a skirt...)

Adjustments are easy on some patterns but not all… When there is no bust dart but gathers (Lune dress, Pleiades 1) you can’t add a bust dart, for example. I try to offer unusual designs, but they are less easy to alter. I will make a help page for each pattern with as many tips as I can.

French Poetry patterns sew along tutorials

How to sew Pleiades 2 – button down

How to sew the Lune dress

How to sew Pleiades 2 – slit neckline

How to sew the Gemini shirt

How to use a PDF pattern

Latest help blog posts

Sewing tips tutorials

Narrow hem

Rolled hem

Blind hem (machine)

Blind hem (handstitching)

Curved hem

Darts

Set-in sleeves

Straps, bow ties and more

Elastic casings

Invisible zippers

Gathers