Pleiades dress by French Poetry

Pleiades dress by French Poetry

3 May 2022

I stumbled across this pattern and it looked like it would be comfortable to wear and quite flattering all at the same time. I was right!

 Pleiades dress

It's the Pleiades 1 dress by French Poetry and according to the pattern designer, comfort and style were the important factors with this design.

Pleiades dress

There's actually a Pleiades 2 dress pattern as well which is quite similar, but in the end I chose number 1 because of the option of a cute sleeve tie detail.

Sleeve detail on Pleiades dress

I think I actually made a bigger size than I needed to, as I can put the dress on without using the back zip at all. But it's not a problem, and I'd make the same size again and just omit the zip.

Pleiades dress

So let's move on to the fabric. I loved the optional frill around the bottom on the pattern and thought it would be perfect for this border fabric I bought a whole load of in a sale at Spotlight. Yes, it's a border print - the frill is made from the border and the rest of the dress is made from the non-border part of the fabric. The designs are quite different from each other! In hindsight, I maybe should have made the sleeve ties in the border print as well.

 Showing the border print in the frill

It's a lovely, drapey viscose and even though it's a summer dress, I've worn it with leggings and boots in cooler weather and I feel dressed up but still comfortable. 

Close up of neck line of dress

I like the photo above, however the facing rolling to the outside annoys me. I'm not sure if it normally does this when I'm wearing it.

Pleiades dress

I'll leave you with a couple of action shots of me doing a twirl 😁

Back view of dress while twirling around

Finishing the twirl

Yes, this dress makes me feel like a little girl, and I love it!

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