Sew Crafty Design Team – Francoise Dress

Hello there!

I’ve been having some trouble getting blog posts out there at the moment. Not for lack of ideas, I have ton of things I want to share with you and a bunch of new makes I want you to see, but I can’t get the photos. I know it’s nice to see photos of makes being worn but at the moment I have been struggling to get any pictures taken. So I do apologise I’m working on catching up with that!

But anyway  on to my make. So I have my fist make from my Sew Crafty haul and this is one which you would have seen me talking about in my July Haul video.


It’s the *Tilly and the Buttons Françoise dress in this *Dashwood cotton from the Bloom Collection!! Here is how it looks on….

I love the fit of this dress. Although it’s erring on the edge of being too short for bare legs. It’s just ok. But I think it will be a great transition piece as this dress will look great with tights and maybe even a roll neck underneath. With any summer sews I’m making at the moment, all I can think about is how I will transition them into autumn. I love the fabric and think it suits this dress perfectly especially if you’re looking for a patterned version that adds a bit of fun without being too in your face.

In terms of the actual sewing, I would say this is a pattern for the intermediate sewer. While the style of the dress is simple there are some features that could pose as tricky for a beginner sewer. However, that being said Tilly’s clear instructions as usual make things much easier. I did have to leave off the tab because I didn’t have any self covering buttons to hand and I wanted to wear it out. But I do have the tab made so this could always be something I add on after because I do like that design feature.

Overall I like this pattern, love this fabric and would definitely make this dress again. Out of the Francoise options I do prefer this sleeveless design but perhaps I’ll give the sleeve version a go next.

I have one more make from this haul to show you (it’s a sparkly one!) and you can see me talking about the Sew Crafty Dressmaking journal in my July Favourites video. Then I’m off to shop the Sew Crafty website for my next makes, so let me know if there is something that catches your eye and you think I should try.

So what do you think? Have you tried the Francoise dress? I’d love to know what fabric you made it in and how you found it so let me know in the comments below. I’d also love to hear your pattern recommendations.

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*Pattern and fabric gifted to me from Sew Crafty as part of the Sew Crafty Design Team but all views are my own.

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I’m a member of the Sew Crafty Design Team 

Have you heard the news? I’m part of the Sew Crafty Design Team!


I’ve been waiting to share this for a while but was finally able to let people know on Thursday and I’m very excited!

So what is the Sew Crafty Design Team? I hear you ask… Well I am part of the team with eight other lovely ladies who will be inspiring you with a bunch of exciting makes for the next three months in partnership with Sew Crafty.

sew crafty design team www.dominiquemajor.wordpress.com

I,of course, will be sticking to my dressmaking ways with the makes I have planned but I know that some of the other ladies will have some other inspiring crafty things to show you!


So my first makes are in progress so stay tuned and I will be sharing what I’ve made towards the end of the month. Eee! To keep up to date with all the makes from the design team follow the hashtag #scdesignteam

In other news, thank you to everyone who has started following my YouTube channel I’ve been so happy with the response so far!  I am planning to make another video this week, so if you haven’t subscribed yet make sure you do, so you don’t miss out!

But what kind of things are you guys interested in seeing in video rather than written on the blog? Would you be interested in a fabric haul? Let me know in the comments below.