Frances Shirt Dress

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Buy the Frances Shirt Dress sewing pattern from Pattern Sewciety. This is the ultimate simple-but-chic dress. Frances is comfortable and sophisticated, and with three skirt options and three different sleeve lengths to choose from, you won’t run out of ideas. This is the perfect day dress, but is just as practical for a day at the office.

The pattern features a two-piece collar, button front, cuffed sleeves, waist seam, optional pockets and a tie belt. Choose from an A-line skirt, circle skirt or straight skirt with an interesting dart detail.

This sewing pattern is available to buy in the following formats:

– PDF (available to download immediately after purchase). What is a PDF?

– PDF pattern + Printed A0 copy shop (We print out the A0 pattern sheets, but you’ll need to download the digital instructions, as we don’t print these. The PDF files will be emailed immediately after purchase, and the A0 pattern sheets will be dispatched next working day). What is Copy Shop?

Suggested fabrics: Light to medium weight wovens such as cotton and cotton blends, linen and linen blends, chambray or silk.

Fabric requirements: 

View A: 60″ (150 cm) wide fabric: 2.75 – 3 yd (2.5 – 2.75 m) // 54″ (135 cm) wide fabric: 2.75 – 3.25 yd (2.5 – 3 m).

View B: 60″ (150 cm) wide fabric: 4.5 – 5 yd (4 – 4.5 m) // 54″ (135 cm) wide fabric: 4.75 yd – 5.25 yd (4.25 – 4.75 m).

View C: 60″ (150 cm) wide fabric: 2.75 – 3 yd (2.5 – 2.75 m) // 54″ (135 cm) wide fabric: 2.75 – 3.25 yd (2.5 – 3 m).

Sizing: XXS – XXL (approx. UK 8 – 22, based on our standardised size chart). Please also check the designer’s size chart and finished garment measurements.

Notions: Matching thread; fusible interfacing; seventeen 1/2″ (1.25 cm) shirt buttons (and a few extra just in case).

PDF pattern includes: Instructions; A4/letter print-at-home pattern; A0 copy shop file. The print-at-home pattern has layers so you can print just the size(s) you need.

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Additional information

Fabric

Cottons / Chambray / Lawn / Quilting, Linen, Silk / Satin / Sateen

Make time

All day, One to two days

Sewing level

Intermediate

Size

UK 8 / US 4 / EU 36, UK 10 / US 6 / EU 38, UK 12 / US 8 / EU 40, UK 14 / US 10 / EU 42, UK 16 / US 12 / EU 44, UK 18 / US 14 / EU 46, UK 20 / US 16 / EU 48, UK 22 / US 18 / EU 50

Pattern format

PDF, PDF pattern + Printed copy shop (+£10.00)

PDF Printing

33 pages (View A skirt), 33 pages (View C skirt), 39 pages (bodice), 47 pages (View B skirt)

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