The Francine
The Francine
The Francine
The Francine
The Francine
The Francine
The Francine
The Francine

The Francine PDF

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£10.50
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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.

All seam allowances are 1.5cm unless otherwise stated.

Skill level - advanced beginner.

Fabric suggestions - 5 - 10oz non stretch denim, cotton chambray, cotton weaves, linen and corduroy.

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.
Paper vs PDF

If you order a paper copy you will be sent a printed version of our pattern. If you select PDF you are purchasing a digital file. PDF's will include a tiled, an A0 copy shop file and your instructions. The tiled file can be used on any home printer, and is compatible with both A4 and US letter paper. You just need to print out the sheets and stick them together following the guide. Alternatively you can send off the copy shop file to be printed full size; we can usually recommend someone in your area. If you are in the UK we would recommend either The Fold Line or Net Printer. The instructions can either be printed at home or simply follow along on your computer or phone.

You will need

Matching thread.

Contrast thread.

Button - 1 x approx 15mm.

Fabrics Pictured (from left to right)

The Francine top is worn with the Clementine skirt in our gallery.

The top version is made with our 5oz Denim Blue and 6oz Californian. 

The dress is made from the Open Road denim.

The pocket should always be on the left hand side of garment.

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