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?
The Françoise dress is a PDF pattern only. This pattern is not available as a printed pattern.
SKILL LEVEL - Confident beginners
SIZE RANGE - UK 6-20 (US 2-16 / EUR 34-48)
FABRIC & SUPPLIES: See the pattern back cover image (Psst! You can zoom in)
MODEL SIZE - Tilly wears size 3 (UK 10) at the bust graded to size 4 (UK 12) at the hips
Size range: UK 6-20 / US 2-16 / EUR 34-48 / AUS 6-20
1 UK 6 / US 2 / EUR 34 / AUS 6
2 UK 8 / US 4 / EUR 36 / AUS 8
3 UK 10 / US 6 / EUR 38 / AUS 10
4 UK 12 / US 8 / EUR 40 / AUS 12
5 UK 14 / US 10 / EUR 42 / AUS 14
6 UK 16 / US 12 / EUR 44 / AUS 16
7 UK 18 / US 14 / EUR 46 / AUS 18
8 UK 20 / US 16 / EUR 48 / AUS 20
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