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 sewers. More experienced stitchers can add the optional collar and play around with design variations - how about adding piping to the raglan seam lines?
Fabric: 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.
Skill Level: Confident Beginners
Sizing: The Francoise Dress comes in sizes 1-8, the equivalent to US sizes 2-16, UK sizes 6-20, and European sizes 34-48.