Tessuti Fabrics

Tessuti Fabrics Frankie Top and Dress

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Buy the Frankie Top and Dress sewing pattern from Tessuti Fabrics. This jersey knit style is a fabulous wardrobe winner suitable for all seasons. The pattern features a flared hemline and set-in sleeves and comes with numerous style options - two dress lengths, a top length, and four sleeve lengths (short, elbow, three-quarter and long). The stitched-down back facing creates a neat and secure neckline.

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

– PAPER (next working day dispatch on orders and FREE UK delivery over £50)

Suggested fabrics: Light-mid weight jerseys and lightweight ponti knits.

Fabric requirements: 

Top: 150 cm wide fabric: Short sleeve, 1.00 - 1.15 m // Elbow length sleeve, 1.10 - 1.25 m // Three-quarter sleeve, 1.20 - 1.35 m // Long sleeve, 1.35 - 1.50 m.

Short dress: 150 cm wide fabric: All sleeve lengths, 1.60 - 1.85 m.

Long dress: 150 cm wide fabric: All sleeve lengths, 1.85 - 2.20 m.

Sizing: XXS – XL (approx. UK 8/10 – 18, based on our standardised size chart). Please also check the designer’s size chart and finished garment measurements.

Notions: 25 cm of clear jelly tape; stretch twin needle (2.5 mm).

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Customer Reviews

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Frankie top and dress

Nicely cut Breton style pattern with dress options (two lengths) and four sleeve variations . Quick to sew together, 2 hours or less should give you a finished top but the PDF is 40+ pages and takes a while to stick and trace. Very neat finishing on the neck line combining a facing, stabilising clear elastic and turning the fabric edge. Instructions are comprehensive and beginner friendly but the seam allowances do change according to what is being sewn so you do need to watch out. The hardest parts are sewing clear elastic and double stitch hems. I did modify the side seams and shorten the length- the original pattern has more of a swing shape. Very wearable top with especially nice fitting at the neckline. More details about fabric usage, length, alterations and other Breton style top ideas on my blog!