Besides my birthday, this might be my favorite day so far this month. Because I just released a new pattern under the Patterns for Pirates brand! Well….TWO PATTERNS!
The Francis Flounce and Francis Flounce Youth are the 9th and 10th patterns that I’ve designed for P4P and I’m in love with what I was able to produce! Honestly, what happens is I design something that I want for myself and then just hope other people like it too. Ha! Okay, let’s get to talking about them!
The Francis Flounce is a tank top featuring a v-neck on both the front and back necklines. It includes a fun flounce in three different lengths and a stunning a-line silhouette. The pattern is fitted at the bust, semi-fitted at the waist and swings out at the hips, with four different hem lengths ranging from a crop top to a maxi dress. The flounce adds extra flair to an everyday tank top and is the perfect pattern to take you from a casual summer look to something a little more dressed up.
- Four Hem Lengths: Crop, Top, Dress + Maxi
- Three Flounce Lengths: Small, Medium + Large
- Optional Plain Neckline (no flounce)
- Front + Back V-Neck
- Binding finishes on arm + neckline openings
I made a ton during testing, so let’s not waste any more time and talk about all of the different ones I made!
First up is the Cropped Version, with a Large Flounce, in a microfiber knit (which really just feels and acts like dbp to me) from JoAnn Fabrics.
This is my favorite one of them all. It’s one of the first ones that I made and wore before even putting the pattern through the ringer in testing. The polka dots and the flounce are just a total Katy thing and I’m obsessed with it and I won’t apologize for any of my actions.
I made a dress version for my baby niece too! We didn’t have much time for photos so I just threw it on her and snapped a few with my phone. Hers is the dress length, with the medium flounce.
She wore this everywhere we went that day while visiting Northern Michigan! To the beach, while she was climbing trees, through the woods while collecting bugs, while we were solving mysteries in an escape room. It held up perfectly and she looked incredibly adorable while wearing it too!
My next version is a Crop, Plain Tank in this super fun poly/spandex ribbed knit that I had custom printed at Raspberry Creek Fabrics.
How cute did this print turn out? It’s got all of the West Virginia elements to it: honey bee, golden delicious apple, cardinal, mountains, coal pick….of course I forgot to add a black bear so Bennett judged me. But I think it’s perfect as is and I loved it in tanktop form!
Of course I added a maxi length to the pattern. And of course I had to try it for myself, even if I’m not a maxi kinda gal.
El Centenario Fabric sent me this incredible checkered dbp and I felt like it was the perfect moment to use it! While I was a little worried it’d be too busy, it ended up being ::chefs kiss:: perfect! The checkers have this optical illusion element to them and I think it was the best idea ever to turn it into a maxi. Don’t you?
Both of these fabrics were also from El Centenario Fabric and I love that the colors paired so well. AND, I love that I decided to play with the direction of the stripe on the flounce. It adds just a little fun to the flounce and I think it turned out super cute!!
Whew! We made it through all of the versions I created and photographed during testing! Which was your favorite?
I hope you love it like I do. Please please please share and tag me if you make something with it! I’d loooooove to see your creation!! Here are some quick links so you can go make your own: