Patterns

Tilly and the Buttons Francoise Dress Sewing Pattern

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?

Details

Size Range
Bust 30" - 44"
Level
Confident beginners
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.

Notions

22" invisible zip
Fusible interfacing
Optional 2 x 1" buttons for the tab
Optional 1.5m bias binding for the sleeveless version
Thread
£14.50