This PDF-pattern includes three pattern formats:
A4/letter size for home printing, 22 pages. Layered.
Projector format, layered
A0 size for copy shop printing, 2 sheets. Layered.
The Sewing instructions are also included as a PDF-file, 29 pages.
PDF patterns are delivered instantly upon purchase to your e-mail address.
>> Frankie in English is also available in printed format.
YOU WILL NEED:
Knit fabric with at least 30% stretch and medium weight (approx. 200-270 gr/m2), but you can also use lighter or heavier fabrics. I recommend primarily french terry, sweat, ponte, Ottoman, knit jacquard and similar fabrics. You can also use cotton jersey (Cotton lycra) which is often a bit lighter than medium weight.
- Note: for the flounces you can use knit or woven fabric (see p. 9). If you’re sewing the neckline strip, use preferably a light weight fabric (135-200 gr/m2) with approx. 30-40% stretch. The same goes for the pocket, a light-weight fabric ensures the pocket doesn’t weigh down the sweatshirt. Prewash all fabrics before cutting the pieces, knit fabrics often shrink with the first wash.
Ribbing fabric with approx. 60-70% stretch, for the neckband, sleeve cuffs and regular waistband.
Elastic, if you’re sewing Frankie with an elasticated waistband. See length and width below.
* Estimated for a Frankie with elasticated band, and that all pattern pieces are sewn in the same fabric - except for ribbing and flounce which are specified on a separate row.
The fabric requirements above is an estimation for 150 cm (60”) wide fabrics, not preshrunk. I recommend you to add 20 cm (8”) extra if you’re purchasing new fabric for this project. You should also account for shrinkage, and add extra if you want to pattern match.
USEFUL TO HAVE:
- Aqua glue marker, elastic threader (or safety pin), tape measure, fabric scissors, pins/clips, iron, sewing machine with coordinating thread. Don’t forget a suitable needle in the sewing machine. For knit fabrics a stretch needle is usually recommended.
Choose size primarily based on the child’s height. Frankie has a loose fit and it’s not necessary to mix sizes if your child has a more narrow or larger width than the measurements listed for their size based on height. But if you want to mix sizes you can do so of course (see tutorial).
There are no pattern hacks for Frankie on my blog - yet!
However, don't miss my collection of pictures from the pattern test:
With the included Sewing Instructions you receive help from start to finish. It’s a solid and detailed description of each step in the making of this garment. It includes clear pictures, explanatory text and tips that will give the garment a professional look.
If you are new to some of the sewing techniques this is an excellent opportunity for you to develop your sewing skills. Consider our patterns your sewing school.
The tutorial also includes a size chart and a fabric requirements chart. Measurements are provided in both the metric and imperial system.