#SewingFrancoise New Dress Pattern from Tilly and the Buttons!

    Yay! I just finished my new Francoise dress pattern from Tilly and the Buttons.  I have already started a second one because I love the pattern so much!  I used a black stretch sateen and modified the collar using a vintage 60's pattern that I have had in my stash.  For flair I added a red velvet heart pocket.

I didn't follow any of Tilly's directions and the dress still went together very smoothly; which is saying a lot because I was up until 2 a.m. sewing.  I ended up having to do surgery on the dress in the morning to get the perfect fit because I had to go to sleep before I could get the top portion small enough.  I made a size 4 but ended up on my second Francoise doing a 2 on top and 4 on the bottom.  The surgery that I had to do was to cut the entire dress down the middle and make it smaller just on the top.  It still looks great and I was able to get the right fit that I needed.  The second time I was able to get a perfect fit the first try because I knew that I needed to cut the top part of the pattern smaller.

 I almost finished Francoise number 2 and have the fabric ready for number 3.  I am trying one that is collarless with knit sleeves and a heavier fabric for my Christmas dress.  I am putting on some darling cat pockets for charm.

kitty cat pockets!!  Meow!

Olivia the poodle was taking a nap while the sewing was going on.  She loves when I sit in one place for  a long time so she can catch some ZZZZs.

I would already be finished with Francoise #2 but my Sandee Royalty shop on Etsy is super busy and I am sewing skirts for everyone to wear to their holiday parties.  I am going to be finished working on the 16th so then I will be able to concentrate on my own sewing projects. I am so excited!

Never miss a chance to be charming!

1 comment:

Jules said...

Those cat pockets!! My daughter would DIE!!! So happy to see you have been blogging again recently!!! Love seeing your shenanigans on instagram too.

Merry Christmas & Happy New Year!!!!

<3 Jules