Frannie is a swing sundress perfect for everyday play and can be worn as a jumper for cooler weather. Adjustable fullness gathered under the arms can be made with fabric ties or elastic. The fully-lined dress has one button in the back with an optional Peter Pan collar. The dress is hemmed using the original method by sewing the dress fabric to the lining at the bottom of the dress.
If looking for the baby sizes (18mo - 24mo) of this great pattern, see Frannie Baby.
Available Sizes: Sizes 1-4 or 5-8
Note: Frannie has been repackaged and the 7-8 size has been dropped but I have a few of them left.
Suggested Fabrics: Light to medium-weight woven fabrics like broadcloth, corduroy, lawn or pique.
Printing Type: Unnested on Tissue
For a helpful video on hemming this dress see The Children's Corner blog @
I ship within 1-2 business days using USPS 1st class shipping whenever possible.
When I find that the shipping charged was higher than necessary I will refund the overage.
Shipping for Pleater Needles US customers
Needles are shipped in a heavy cardboard envelope to prevent bending. While this would seem to increase the shipping cost actually USPS charges the same rate for 1, 2 and 3 oz. 1 oz is the smallest weight I can use.
Based on this I have set a flat shipping rate of $3.00 for up to 80 pleater needles shipped in 1 package within the United States.
Shipping for Pleater Needles International customers
I am happy to ship Internationally but must calculate the shipping. Please request a custom order so I can add the appropriate postage for your country.
But please contact me if you have any problems with your order.
Damaged items can always be returned.
Cut fabric can not be returned or cancelled.
Non fabric sales can be canceled but if the shipping label has been printed the shipping cost will not be refunded.
When items are returned the postage will be paid by the buyer. Refund will be for the cost of the item only.
No. Fabric purchases can not be cancelled or returned.
For even yards specify the amount in the quantity field.
For fabric amounts not listed or not a multiple of 1 yard , for example 1 ½ yards, please enter a custom request and I will gladly cut it for you.