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Tilly And The Buttons Françoise Dress

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Tilly And The Buttons Pattern – Françoise Dress

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?

Skill level: Confident beginners

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.

You will also need:
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)

Sizes 6-20 (UK)

3 in stock

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