Frankie Tankie **PDF** Pattern
The Frankie Tankie is the perfect summer sewing pattern – it’s loose, super comfy and have that extra detail with tied shoulders to make it feel special.
It can be made up in an afternoon and only has 8-13 sheets to print (depending on size) and I’ve included three different cup sizes for minimal pattern faff before getting down to sewing.
You can finish the top using facings or you can make it fully lined for those lightweight and sheer summer fabrics and you can also make it fully reversible for two tops in one.
The fully lined top is the main version of the pattern and it’s is a great and easy way to make the inside look just as beautiful as the outside without needing an overlocker or any fiddly techniques.
The Frankie Tankie is loose and relaxed, slightly cropped and has deep armholes. The pattern is simple to alter (and includes instructions on how to raise the armholes) and its very hackable. In fact, I have included two dress pattern hacks at the end of the instructions for you. Bonus!
This pattern is beginner friendly and has very detailed instructions and include clear and precise illustrations to guide you through the process of making your own Frankie.
This pattern is drafted for light to medium weight woven fabrics, such as cotton lawn, rayon, viscose and viscose mixes (I love viscose and linen mix for this). Check out Instagram highlights to get inspired.
The pattern includes sizes UK 6-26 (EUR 34-54 / US 2-22) with full bust measurements 78 cm – 134 cm (31 ⅛ in – 53 ¾ in). The pattern includes three sewing cup sizes and help with how to pick your size in the chapter “Notes on Fit”. See table below for sewing cup sizes:
A (no dart): UK 6 – 14 (EUR 34-42 / US 2-10)
B: UK 8 – 20 (EUR 36 – 48 / US 4 – 16)
DD: UK 18 – 26 (EUR 46 – 54 / US 14 – 22)
If you're unsure how the top will look on your body type, have a look at Instagram Frankie Tankie highlights to see lots of people of many shapes and sizes wear it.
You will learn how to double turn a hem, use French seams (optional), bagging out armholes and necklines and under stitch.
- PDF pattern files for home printing in A4 and US Letter formats
- PDF pattern files in A0 format for copy shop printing (can be used for projectors too)
- Detailed instructions booklet
- Pattern envelope file
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If you want to have your PDF pattern printed on large A0 sheets, so you won't have to stick the A4 papers together, check out the following copy shops. You simply send the pattern files to them and they will print and send the pattern to you. Please ask them directly for the price and payment options avaiblale.
United Kingdom: CLC Essex (£1.50 per A0 sheet in colour, free shipping)
T: 01268 953101
Facebook: @CLC Essex
United States: Brooklyn Motif Printing ($5 for the Frankie Tankie pattern)
Canada: Sewyyc ($7 per A0 sheet in colour, free shipping)
Web: sewyyc.ca (order via their website form)
Australia: MDM Copycentre (ask for price)
Email : firstname.lastname@example.org
T: (03) 9347 7000
Sweden: Sköndalskpopia (36kr black&white or 100kr colour per A0 sheet, 3.50kr folding charge, 53kr shipping cost)
T: 08-604 47 81
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