Francoise sixties shift dress – chic sewing pattern by Tilly and the Buttons

FRANÇOISE DRESS

Regular price £12.50

Sew your own sixties shift dress!

Make a dress with help from this easy-to-follow sewing pattern. Françoise is a chic and easy-to-wear mini dress, inspired by sixties fashion yet always in style. The design features striking French darts and raglan seams. Choose from two-piece three-quarter length sleeves or a sleeveless version, with optional collar and waist tab.

With its simple flat sleeve construction method and jargon-busting instructions, this pattern makes a great first dress project for beginner sewists. More experienced stitchers can add the optional collar and play around with design variations - how about adding piping to the raglan seam lines?

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PRINTED PATTERN - You’ll receive a gorgeous printed package in the post containing full scale pattern sheets and a colour guide with step-by-step photo instructions. Alternatively you can order the digital version to print and assemble at home.

SKILL LEVEL - Confident beginners

BONUS TUTORIALS - Follow the detailed Francoise sewalong on the blog for extra guidance.

FABRIC SUGGESTIONS Medium weight cotton, sateen or light twill, preferably with a bit of stretch; double crepe; linen; double knit. The sleeveless version would also be great in gabardine, quilting weight cotton, light wool or brocade. 

SUPPLIES

  • Fabric - 1.8m x 150cm wide (2 yards x 60in) OR 2.4m x 115cm wide (2 5/8 yards x 45in) (less for sleeveless version)
  • Matching thread
  • 56cm / 22in invisible zip
  • Iron-on interfacing (about 30cm / 12in, similar weight to your fabric)
  • Optional: 2 x 2.5cm / 1in buttons for the tab
  • Optional: 1.2m x 35mm bias binding for sleeveless version (or you can make your own)
  • Sewing machine and basic tools, incl invisible zip foot

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SIZES (Body measurements)

Pattern sizes below are not applicable to the maternity patterns.

PATTERN SIZE BUST WAIST HIP
1 (UK 6 / US 2 / EUR 34) 76cm (30in) 61cm (24in) 84cm (33in)
2 (UK 8 / US 4 / EUR 36) 81cm (32in) 66cm (26in) 89cm (35in)
3 (UK 10 / US 6 / EUR 38) 86.5cm (34in) 71cm (28in) 94cm (37in)
4 (UK 12 / US 8 / EUR 40) 91.5cm (36in) 76cm (30in) 99cm (39in)
5 (UK 14 / US 10 / EUR 42) 96.5cm (38in) 81cm (32in) 104cm (41in)
6 (UK 16 / US 12 / EUR 44) 101.5cm (40in) 86.5cm (34in) 109cm (43in)
7 (UK 18 / US 14 / EUR 46) 106.5cm (42in) 91.5cm (36in) 114cm (45in)
8 (UK 20 / US 16 / EUR 48) 112cm (44in) 96.5cm (38in) 119.5cm (47in)

 

Orders by post

To the UK: To the rest of the world:
1 pattern or bag or buckles £1 £4
2 patterns or bags £1.50 £6.25
3 or more patterns or bags £2 £7.75
1 book + 1-4 patterns or bags £2.50 £8.50
2 books £5 £17
1 kit or fabric
£3 £12
2 kits £5 £24
3 kits £7 £36

Last order dates for Christmas delivery

Receiving digital patterns

Digital patterns are PDF files delivered to your email instantly, ready for you to print at home (or at the office – ssshhh!) on A4 or US Letter paper.


Full delivery + returns information

 


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