Franconia Dress

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Shirred to perfection, and with comfort like no other! The Franconia Dress is a woven pullover dress with dolman sleeves, a bound v-neckline, and inseam pockets. A trendy shirred waistband provides shaping and texture while serving up all-day comfort. Designed specifically for curves, the Franconia is guaranteed to be gape-free with a faux button placket and our signature multi-cup sizing.

Sew up this flowy midi dream in pretty print for an effortless weekend look, or make it in a sheer fabric for a splendid swimsuit coverup.

This Cashmerette pattern includes:

  • Cup sizes from C to H
  • A sizing calculator which will tell you exactly which size to make
  • A beautifully illustrated and detailed instruction booklet, to guide you no matter your sewing level 
  • A free step-by-step video sewalong that you can watch anytime



Advanced beginner


0-32 in three cup sizes (C/D, E/F, G/H). Includes 33-62” bust and 35-62” hip. Find your size in seconds using our size calculator

Separate files for both size ranges (0-16 and 12-32) are included. How to choose your size range »


Light to mid-weight woven fabric such as cotton lawn, linen, or rayon.

Interfacing: Lightweight fusible interfacing


Universal needle, thread, 9 x 3⁄8” – ½” (10 – 12 mm) buttons , 10 yards ( 9.1 meters) of elastic thread


Model details

Brit (cream) is wearing a size 6 E/F graded to an 8 at the hips. Her measurements are 34" high bust, 37" full bust, 29" waist, and 41" hips, and she is 5' 6.5".

Jenny (gingham) is wearing a size 18 G/H. Her measurements are high bust 43", full bust 47", waist 39", and hip 44", and she is 5' 6”.

Michelle (black & white) is wearing a size 22 E/F. Her measurements are 48" high bust, 51" full bust, 46" waist, and 54" hips, and she is 5' 6".