Erin models her latest dress: The Frances Dress by Victory Patterns in the Tchad sewing studio workrooms in Chicago

Erin’s Latest: Frances Dress by Victory Patterns

Erin has been sewing a lot at home and outside of class this quarter and has been just churning things out!

This time, she tackled the Frances Dress by Victory patterns.

She raised the back neckline, but the only alteration that we ended up working out on it was the armhole.  Erin is a pretty standard size 12 in big-4 patterns, so the armhole on this dress seems to be high.  Fine, but high.  We lowered the armhole and she altered the sleeve slightly to fit.

Green print cotton blend from Harts fabrics used for Frances Dress by Victory Patterns on Tchad Chicago workroom tables.
…Work in progress. Green print fabric from Hart’s Fabrics
Bodice of Frances Pattern on Tchad workroom Chicago sewing studio tables
Bodice before skirt attachment…

The skirt of the dress is long, so like most of the dresses Erin has made up here, we ended up cutting about 6-8 inches off to fit her 5’3″ frame.

Erin Benoit models the Frances dress by Victory patterns in the Tchad Chicago sewing workrooms as it was designed and drafted.
This is too long! We have to shorten this for me!

 

Erin models her latest dress: The Frances Dress by Victory Patterns in the Tchad sewing studio workrooms in Chicago
“You always photobomb my projects, Tchad” “hee hee hee”

And so we chopped it down, hemmed it, and she ran out the door!

You can buy the Frances here.

You can read about the Frances on Pattern Review here.

Victory patterns also has a really active and engaged social media presence on Instagram.

 

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