Pleiades 2 Dress PDF

French Poetry



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 (PDF pattern is available to download immediately after purchase and Printed A0 copy shop pattern is 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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