Polaris Top

French Poetry


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Buy the Polaris Top sewing pattern from French Poetry. Polaris is an off-the-shoulder peasant top with gathers on the neckline and arms. Wear it all summer long to showcase your shoulder line! The gathers are made using elastic casings, and an optional bow can be added on the front. Inspired by a vintage cut from the 1940s, it features an underarm gusset. Choose a crisp shirting or soft crepe to play with different textures and volumes!

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: Lightweight but opaque fabrics, such as cotton lawn (Liberty), shirting, viscose or polyester or silk crepe, twill, challis. Don’t try to add a lining, as that would make a super puffy/balloon-y top.

Fabric requirements: 60″ (150 cm) wide fabric: 2 yards (2 m) // 44″ – 45″ (115 cm) wide fabric: 2.5 yards (2.5 m).

Sizing: 2 – 16 (approx. UK 6 – 16). Please check the size chart. This top is very loose-fitting. Choose your size as per the measurements if you want a lot of gathers, or size down if you want your top to be closer to your body. Size down if the drape of your fabric is quite stiff or puffy.

Notions: Thread; 2 – 3 yards (3 m) of 0.5 cm wide elastic; small safety pin.

PDF pattern includes: Illustrated sewing instructions; A4 (print at home) pattern; A0 (copy shop) file.

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Additional information


Cottons / Chambray / Lawn / Quilting, Rayon / Viscose / Crepe, Silk / Satin / Sateen

Make time

Half a day

Sewing level

Confident Beginner


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

29 Pages

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