Pleiades 2 Dress

French Poetry


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Buy the Pleiades 2 Dress sewing pattern from French Poetry. An evolution of the much loved Pleiades pattern, this new version offers more than 24 options in one pattern: 2 skirt options, with or without bottom ruffle, 3 different sleeves (long, short, 3/4 cuffed), a slit neckline with stand-up collar or a button-down front with 3 collar options (stand-up, shirt collar, or pussy bow), an optional row of covered buttons you can add to the bodice for decoration and optional epaulettes.

Pleiades 2 is flattering for all body shapes with its gathered empire waist. Thanks to the V-shaped cut, it does not add any bulk (and won’t create that dreaded fake tummy effect) but just flows around the body! The V-shaped cut also adds a touch of uniqueness. You can wear Pleiades 2 all year round – choose long or short sleeves, and mix and match collars and skirts to follow your imagination.

This sewing pattern is available to buy in the following formats:

– PDF (available to download immediately after purchase). What is a PDF?

– PDF pattern + Printed A0 copy shop (We print out the A0 pattern sheets, but you’ll need to download the digital instructions, as we don’t print these. The PDF files will be emailed immediately after purchase, and the A0 pattern sheets will be dispatched next working day). What is Copy Shop?

Suggested fabrics: Double gauze, crepe, twill, challis, silk, viscose, polyester, cotton, linen, Tencel.

Fabric requirements: 60″ (152 cm) wide fabric: 2.7 yd (2.5 m) for options without the frill; 3.3 yd (3 m) for options with the frill // 44″ (112 cm) wide fabric: 4 – 4.37 yd (3.6 – 4 m) depending on the sleeve option you choose (long sleeves need more fabric than cuffed sleeves). You will need more fabric to match prints.

Sizing: US 2 – 16 (approx. UK 6 – 16). Please check the size chart.

Notions: Matching thread; 21″ (55 cm) zipper, 12 small buttons (approx. 11 mm) for button-down dress; 2 small buttons for epaulettes if desired; 4 or 5 buttons for decoration under slit neckline (optional); interfacing in the right weight for your fabric; strips of interfacing or organza to stabilise seams that are on the bias (to prevent any stretching).

PDF pattern includes: Illustrated sewing instructions; A4 print-at-home pattern; US letter print-at-home pattern; A0 copy shop file.

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Additional information


Cottons / Chambray / Lawn / Quilting, Rayon / Viscose / Crepe, Heavyweight Cotton / Twill / Gabardine, Linen, Silk / Satin / Sateen

Make time

All day

Sewing level

Confident Beginner, Intermediate


UK 6 / US 2 / EU 34, UK 8 / US 4 / EU 36, UK 10 / US 6 / EU 38, UK 12 / US 8 / EU 40, UK 14 / US 10 / EU 42, UK 16 / US 12 / EU 44

Pattern format

PDF, PDF pattern + Printed copy shop (+£7.00)

PDF Printing

40 Pages

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