The Francine Jacket sewing pattern is designed for advanced sewers, who are comfortable with hand sewing and interested in learning some couture dressmaking techniques. We do not recommend this pattern for inexperienced dressmakers.
Fancy going more in depth?
The Francine Jacket pattern is also available as part of our Advanced Guide to Sewing a Tailored Jacket online class on Stitch School, which comes with both video tutorials as well as written illustrated instructions.
The Francine Jacket works best in medium weight fabrics, such as boiled wool, melton, boucle and wool blend coatings and suitings. You can also use heavyweight linens for a more summery style, but be aware that as linen is not as malleable as wool, you may find setting in the sleeve and stitching the princess seams more tricky. The Francine Jacket is not designed to be sewn in stretch fabrics such as jersey or ponte di Roma.
Francine is fully lined, and we recommend using something with a slippery touch to make getting the jacket on and off easier. We recommend fabrics such as acetate, satin and even silks if you want an extra luxurious feel. To find the perfect fabric, have a look our specially curated suggestions.
You will also require tailoring interfacing for the Francine Jacket, as well as strips of ice wool and optional shoulder pads to shape the sleeveheads. Both variations of the Francine Jacket close with three buttons.
The Francine Jacket is sized between UK sizes 8-20. See the chart for details on fabric requirements.
Like all our patterns, the sizes are nested to make it easier to grade between the sizes, depending on your measurements.
What will I receive?
The downloadable pattern file contains:
- printable pattern (in both tiled print-at-home and copyshop format)
- fully-illustrated printable instruction booklet
- copyshop permission letter
The print-at-home Francine Jacket sewing pattern is 67 A4 pages long for variation 1, and 77 A4 pages for variation 2.
If you purchase the PDF Pattern + Copyshop Printing option, you will also receive your pattern printed on A0 paper in the post. Find out more about our PDF Printing Service here.
So what is a print-at-home PDF pattern? A print-at-home pattern is a downloadable pattern that you print yourself at home on your home printer. Simply download, print, tape together and let the sewing begin! When you print the pattern, make sure you print at 100% (you might have to uncheck the scale box). Print page 1 first, and check that the square measures 10cm x 10cm. If you have never used a print-at-home sewing pattern before and would like some help, check out our Guide to Assembling PDF Patterns.
PLEASE NOTE the Francine Jacket is a downloadable sewing pattern which you have to print at home or send to a copyshop. At the end of the checkout process you will receive an email with the link to your pattern and instructions.