Our Summer wardrobe staples

The Pleiades 1 dress is shown here on a young woman with shoulder-length brown hair. The dress is made of a tencel crepe in a subtle shade of dark grey, almost black. It has soft gathered shoulders, a V neck, the bodice is adorned with covered buttons, and it has an inverted V cut where the skirt joins the bodice.

The Pleiades I Dress

Our tried-and-true best-seller, now available in an extended size range (up to hips 64” / 163cm)

The Sirius summer dress pattern is shown here on a blonde young woman in a field. She walks in the sun, holding her straw hat, and the dress flows gently around her.

The Sirius Dress

The easy breezy summer dress to showcase all your fabrics (and sun tan).

The French Poetry Vega dress is modeled here by a young brunette woman. We can see the back of the dress, featuring a deep V neck (bra-compatible) and a cute tie in the back.

The Vega Dress

Your best friend for weddings (and other love stories).

The French Poetry Stella dress is modeled here by a young blonde woman with long hair curling at the end. The Stella dress is a shirt dress with godets skirt and tie belt in a belt casing. It is made here in a very lightweight embroidered white cotton.

The Stella Dress

A shirt-dress that will reconcile tomboys and girly-girls, once and for all.

The French Poetry Lune dress is modeled here by a young brunette woman with long hair. The Lune dress is a maxi dress with V neck on front and back.

The Lune Dress

A long dress for days and nights.

The French Poetry Etoile dress is shown here on a white dress form, in a room full of light. You can guess it is in a Parisian apartment. The Etoile dress is a short button-down dress with soft V neck. It has short sleeves featuring ties on the side.

The Etoile Dress

A cutesy classic with sleeves tied up in a bow.

This picture is a close-up of the French Poetry Orion shorts sewing pattern. It features double pleats on each side, and a side zipper. It is shown here in a red and white cotton jacquard with a tiny ethnic pattern.

The Orion Shorts

Sophisticated to wear but not to make—a beginner’s dream.

This picture shows the French Poetry Polaris top pattern modeled by a young woman. The Polaris top is a gathered peasant top / milkmaid blouse. It is shown here in a striped cotton.

The Polaris Top

Bardot shoulders and gathered edges for an irresistible classic.

Choose a pattern by sewing level

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A beginner’s pattern

A quick, easy pattern: a top or a bottom, no odds or ends or zippers.

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A quick, easy project

A first “real piece” to start getting serious, with a quick result to celebrate.

level 3: advanced sewing patterns

A little challenge

For experienced sewists who aren’t afraid to explore new techniques.

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A collection of elegant, feminine sewing patterns

You can hand-craft your own dream wardrobe. My goal is to provide styles worthy of the chicest ready-to-wear brands to burgeoning and experienced sewists, so that making your own clothes can finally become a real alternative to shopping.

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Detailed instructional videos and illustrations

Each new French Poetry sewing pattern comes with either an instructional video that shows, step-by-step, how to sew the garment, or an illustrated manual with particularly detailed illustrations. Soon, all patterns—even older ones—will come with this new format of illustrated booklets!

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Sewing patterns sized out by professional modelists and pattern graders

Each template is designed and adapted to each size by professional modelists and pattern graders. We’ll be coming out with a plus-size line soon, starting with the Pleiades 1 sewing pattern, which we are currently testing.

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Planet-friendly patterns

All patterns are available as PDFs in A0, A4, or US letter formats. Lines and other marks have all been optimized for maximum visibility, while also reducing ink consumption in print.

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