We are over the moon to finally be releasing our beloved Francine Jacket out into the wild!
Available as part of our brand new Advanced Guide to Sewing a Tailored Jacket online class, as well as a PDF pattern, the Francine Jacket is freshly updated with a gorgeous new extra variation.
Our team has put so much effort into making the Francine Jacket pattern and online class the best and most in-depth it can be, and we hope you love the results!
Inspired by the timeless glamour of the 1940s, the Francine Jacket is an elegant, single-breasted tailored jacket with two stunning options.
Version 1 is our classic Francine Jacket, originally inspired by a gorgeous vintage suit one of our customers came in wearing one day.
With a shawl collar, pretty curved front hem and high-hip length, version 1 is utterly 1940s in style and is the perfect jacket to make any outfit that bit more chic.
Influenced by the genius of Christian Dior, version 2 features a notched collar and longline, hip-length hem, with slanted pockets inserted into the front panels.
The back of the jacket gently flares with a classic vent. The longer length means it’ll keep you that little bit warmer, which means sewn in a high wool content fabric it can be worn as an Autumn/Winter coat.
Both versions feature a slim silhouette and waisted fit which offers that quintessential 1940’s shape we love. The long two-piece set-in sleeve is gently tailored at the sleevehead for definition, and the jacket is finished with a full lining and delicate handstitching for an exquisite finish.
Both jackets are shaped with princess seams and close at the front with three buttons.
Though designed with two variations in mind, elements such as the collar, front hem shaping and length of version 1 and version 2 can be interchanged with relative ease by more experienced sewers.
Want to learn with us?
The Francine Jacket pattern is available as part of our Advanced Guide to Sewing a Tailored Jacket class on Stitch School.
Designed for those completely new to tailoring, we take you through every step of the sewing process, from selecting your fabric, shaping the shoulders and hand-stitching those finishing touches.
As well as the essentials of sewing a fitted jacket, you will also learn:
– how to use tailoring interfacing to stabilise your fabric
– how to work with ice wool to tailor the shoulders
– how to thin out and insert a shoulder pad
– how to sew a hand-worked buttonhole
– how to anchor the lining to the outer jacket
Along with detailed videos on sewing every stage, the class comes with our comprehensive written fitting guide, which takes you though how to adjust the Francine Jacket pattern for your body.
This class is aimed at intermediate to advanced stitchers who want to try their hand at tailoring and jacket-making. We recommend you’re familiar with a range of home dressmaking techniques, but no experience of sewing outerwear is required.
Meet your teachers
With lessons taught by Lisa, Becca and our tailoring expert Julie, you’ll be in great hands all the way through the course.
Can’t wait to try our online class?
Sign up as a Premium Stitch School subscriber to get access to all our online classes! Or buy the class individually before midnight (UK time) on Tuesday 29th October and save 20% with our introductory offer!
Use code BESEENINFRANCINE at checkout
Get the pattern on its own!
Feeling confident to tackle the Francine Jacket without the class?
Get your PDF copy of the Francine Jacket on our online shop!