French Poetry Vega Dress (Intermediate)

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The Vega dress is bound to be your date to every wedding this season. Try choosing a classic crêpe material, whipping up this pattern and pairing it with your cutest heels—you’ll be the chicest guest on the docket. And if it’s your own special day, make the Vega in white and wear it for your civil ceremony! That’s the thing about Vega: she’s a sure bet for weddings—guest or bride, workdays in summer, cocktail parties under the setting sun, or daytime jaunts all summer long.

Tailored at the chest, flowy around the west and hips, the Vega dress suits all body types. Dance, twirl, and jump into the conga line at that wedding reception, and never for a second feel restrained. Being beautiful means feeling good, and Vega is the feel-good robe your wardrobe requires.

**This pattern is in English**

Available sizes:



Confident beginner (2/5): if you already made one or more garments on your own, know how to read a pattern, what a facing is and how to sew an invisible zipper, this dress will be fairly easy to make. A step-by-step video tutorial (see below) is also available.


Medium to heavy crepe (silk, polyester, viscose…) cotton and cotton blends. I would advise to choose a fabric that doesn’t crease too easily as it will show quite a lot on this type of skirt. Crease the fabric in your hand and let go. See if the creases are staying or not.


1.09 yard (1 meter) of interfacing – estimate for a 1 yard (90cm) wide interfacing fabric – for facings. A 10’’ (25cm) zipper (except if you want to omit it), matching thread for your fabric, a machine needle matching your fabric type, a marking pen, scissors and pins. 

Fabric requirements:


International sizes XS to M L to XL
French Poetry sizes
2 to 8 10 to 16
140cm wide 2.2m 2.5m
110cm wide 2.5m 3m


French Poetry size 2 4 6 8 10 12 14 16
Intl size XS S M M L L L XL
US size 0 2 4 6/8 10 12 14/16 18
EU size 32 34 36 38 40 42 44 46
UK/AU sizes 4 6 8 10 12 14 16 18
Bust measurement 80 to 83cm 84 to 87cm 88 to 91cm 92 to 95cm 96 to 99cm 100 to 103cm 104 to 107cm 108 to 111cm
Waist measurement 60 to 63cm 64 to 67cm 68 to 71cm 72 to 75cm 76 to 79cm 80 to 83cm 84 to 87cm 88 to 91cm
Hips measurement 86 to 89cm 90 to 93cm 94 to 97cm 98 to 101cm 102 to 105cm 106 to 109cm 110 to 113cm 114 to 117cm

Finished garment measurements

You can find your French Poetry size based on your measurements or ready-to-wear size (US, EU, UK, AU, international) using the Size guide. This dress needs to be fitted at bust for a flattering fit. Check finished garment measurements below and choose the closest size to your actual measurements at bust; if in between sizes, trace a line between these two sizes to get the best fit.


International size XS S M M L L L XL
French Poetry size 2 4 6 8 10 12 14 16
Bust 84 88 92 96 100 104 108 112
Waist 72 76 80 84 88 92 96 100
Hips 108 112 116 120 124 128 132 136
Length 89.4 89.7 90 90.3 90.6 90.9 91.2 91.5

VEGA DRESS sewing pattern - line art