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Tilly and the Buttons – Francoise Dress Sewing Pattern

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Tilly and the Buttons – Francoise Dress Sewing Pattern

16,60

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?

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.

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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Extra Info

Brand

Level

Confident beginner

Craft

Language

English

Tilly and the Buttons is a UK based company that makes easy-to-use sewing patterns and online workshops for the new wave of DIY dressmakers.

Tilly Walnes started with a blog more than seven years ago. In 2013 she started Tilly and the Buttons and hasn’t looked back since, from online workshops to writing a book, from taking part in “the Great British Sewing Bee” to teaching with Janome.

You can find out more info and handy tips, tricks and workshops on her website.

Additional information

Brand

Level

Confident beginner

Craft

Language

English

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