Our NEW pattern – the Frankie Dress/Top

Hey readers! We’re so happy to introduce you to our latest pattern – the Frankie Top/Dress. In addition to being a cruisy sew, she’s also pretty versatile and we love her because she’s suitable for ALL the seasons. 
I made this striped version in our 100% cotton Japanese jersey Mimasu Red Line (also available in these navy and black/white options) and I love it in all its simplicity and comfort. Dress, sandals/sneakers and you’re done.
 
The pattern features a flared hemline, set in sleeves and comes with numerous style options – a top, two dress lengths and four sleeve lengths (short, elbow, three quarter and full). Oh the possibilities!
The bateau neckline features a simple turned back front and, for extra strength, we’ve included a stitched-down back facing that creates a neat and secure neckline.
Frankie’s also fantastic as a trans-seasonal layering piece too. The full length works perfectly in the cooler months and can be worn with shirts. She’s a total match made in wardrobe heaven with our  Sydney Jacket.
I made up this version in our Hashtag Black which is – hands down – my favourite jersey composition (viscose/spandex). It’s weighty and drapey and holds both colour and memory in a way that so many knits just don’t. It also washes like a dream and is all over perfect for Frankie. You can see our full range here.
Anita from our Surry Hills store made her glam version (below) in our Sparkling Romance, an Italian

74% acetate, 19% polyamide, 7% elastane metallic jersey. It also comes in Graphite and Skies colourways.

My top length version (below) is again a viscose/spandex  – Black Truffle Splice – and is also available in this wider stripe, Wide Black Truffle.

With this pattern, you can shorten both top and dress lengths at the hem.

The Frankie Top/Dress Pattern is now available in both hardcopy and PDF print-at-home/actual size copy shop versions with (Australian) sizes XXS, XS, S, M, L, XL all included. Suitable fabrics include light to mid weight jerseys and light weight ponti knits.