The Francine£14.50

Availability: in-stock

Inspired by the fisherman of Brittany this simple top or dress could become a wardrobe staple. Slim fitted top our A line dress with an inside breast pocket and pockets in the side seams.

This is a multi-size paper pattern in an envelope, including sizes 6 – 18. 1.5cm seam allowance is included in the pattern unless otherwise stated. Skill level: Advanced beginner.

We recommend using 5 – 10oz non stretch denim, cotton chambray, cotton weaves, linen and corduroy.

You will also need:

  • Matching thread
  • Contrast thread
  • 1 x button approx 15mm

A note about pre washing your denim if you are going to use a mid-heavy denim for your Francine:

We recommend pre washing your denim before sewing. Putting a large piece of medium-heavy weight denim into the washing machine can sometimes lead to white creases in the denim, this is because it is a stiff fabric so it doesn’t have room to move around. We recommend doing the following to help this not to happen:

  • Wash your denim on its own for the first wash. You don’t need to use detergent if you don’t want to.
  • Wet the fabric first before putting it into the drum.
  • If you can break up your denim fabric into half this will help. Or if you have your pattern already you may be able to break it into smaller parts by looking at the lay plan – leave some wiggle room!
  • For the first wash use a delicate 30 degree cycle with a low spin.
  • If any white creases develop ironing whilst still damp will help.
  • Do not tumble dry.

The Francine top is worn with the Clementine skirt in our gallery. The top version is made with our 5oz Denim Blue. The dress is made from the Open Road denim.

Pattern Errata:

On piece 5, the numbers are printed the wrong way round, for example size 8 should say size 16.

FABRIC REQUIREMENTS DRESS: 
 Size 6Size 8 - 12Size 14 - 18
83cm wide without nap3.25M3.40M3.50M
120cm wide without nap2.00M2.40M2.50M
140cm wide without nap1.90M1.95M2.15M
150cm wide without nap1.90M1.95M2.00M
FABRIC REQUIREMENTS TOP: 
 Size 6Size 8 - 12Size 14 - 18
83cm wide without nap2.35M2.40M2.65M
120cm wide without nap1.45M1.65M1.85M
140cm wide without nap1.45M1.50M1.50M
150cm wide without nap1.45M1.50M1.50M
FINISHED MEASUREMENTS
 Size 6Size 8Size 10Size 12Size 14Size 16Size 18
Bust91cm95cm99cm104cm109cm114cm119cm
Length Top57cm57.5cm58cm58.5cm59cm59.5cm60cm
Length Dress97cm97.5cm98cm98.5cm99cm99.5cm100cm
UK SIZING
 Size 6Size 8Size 10Size 12Size 14Size 16Size 18
Waist61cm/24"65cm/25.5"69cm/27"74cm/29"79cm/31"84cm/33"89cm/35"
Hips86cm/34"90cm/35.5"94cm/37"99cm/38.75"104cm/41"109cm/43"114cm/44"
Bust78cm/30.75"82cm/32.25"86cm/33.75"91cm/35.75"96cm/37.75"100cm/39.25"106cm/41.75"