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Sewing the Franklin Dress by Brooklyn Pattern Company

It's been a while since I've sewn someone else's pattern.  And this one was so cute.

Franklin Dress 2

The Franklin Dress by Brooklyn Pattern Company was beautifully drafted and quick to sew.

Adelaide is already a fan.  For my first attempt at this pattern I used a wool/cotton Liberty in one of my favourite prints - Betsy.  This colour way is perfect for winter.

Franklin Dress 1

I learned about this pattern because it is the basis of the "Flip this Pattern" challenge on the Frances Suzanne blog.  The challenge is to use the Franklin pattern and add your own twist to it.

I didn't do anything too extreme to the pattern.  I added some piping in a coordinating solid colour at the bodice seam on the front and back.

Franklin Dress 5

And I also added a sleeve cuff that I gathered the end of the sleeve into, rather than finishing the sleeve with elastic.

All in all both Adelaide and I are happy with the end result.  I could also see this pattern making a very cute blouse.  That might be my next flip for this pattern.

Franklin Dress 6

I'm also going to be on the hunt for some more Liberty in this wool/cotton blend.  It's so practical for our cold Melbourne winters and rather lovely to sew with.



What a beautiful classic design & I love the Liberty print, the colour is gorgeous on my screen, I can only imagine what it looks like in reality.

Frances Suzanne

That's beautiful!! What a wonderful addition to add piping and a sleeve cuff.... Your fabric choice is amazing {what's not to love about liberty??}.

And, yes, a blouse would be a darling flip!


What a beautiful dress! I agree it is a perfect color for winter.


What a beautiful dress - the pintucks and piping are such sweet details. And Liberty cotton wool blend (gasp!) - I had no idea such a heavenly thing existed!


Love this little dress so much, your additions and also your choice of fabric! Adelaide looks absolutely beautiful in it too.


Gorgeous dress Kristine. The fabric is delicious as well. Adelaide has grown so much, she has turned into a gorgeous young lady. Keep these sewing posts coming, please :)


Just beautiful! the dress and Adelaide.
It reminds me of the beautiful clothes my mother made for me as a child. Smoked dresses and blouses from Liberty wool and viyella, and cord pinafores and skirts, for cold Christchurch winters. I so love classic clothes.

Ana Sofia

Beautiful: Adelaide and dress.
This version is absolutely stunning! I don't think there could be a more perfect version of this dress :)
Timeless, classic and just perfect for the cold winter ahead.
Love love that Liberty print <3


How gorgeous is Adelaide? The colour of the fabric is just perfect for her. I recently did a sort through all the children's clothes I have stored away & was very excited to find another gypsy top of Laura's for Sophie to have next summer. My old Townmouse wear is nearly exhausted :-(


Absolutely gorgeous - both the dress and your little girl!

Stacey... From-a-Box

the wool/cotton fabric looks very pretty, and a good use with this pattern. I like the piping and the sleeve cuff additions. VERY PRETTY dress!

Erin P.

What a beautiful dress! Thank you so much for participating. I love the piping. A really simple but elegant touch. Well done!

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