Monday, November 23, 2015

Chambray Dot Franklin Dress

A little something for Thanksgiving dinner at Grandma's house: the Franklin Dress from Brooklyn Pattern Company. I've had my eye on this dress since it was first released last year. Its very similar to a dress I made from a vintage pattern a few years ago, but that pattern only had one size. I love the classic lines, but never found the time to try to size up the pattern. Now I don't have to. Erin generously gave me a copy when we met in Philly a few months ago.

I have been hoarding this fabric for a long time. I bought it two summers ago at Homemade while on one of those extended family vacations where aunts, in-laws, and cousins all share the same house. Luckily, my extended family (my husband's actually) likes to fabric shop. I think we've perused every scrap of fabric on the Jersey Shore. Homemade is one of our annual stops, and it just keeps getting better. 
Pattern: Franklin Dress from Brooklyn Pattern Company. This pattern has puffed, 3/4 length sleeves with a kid friendly elastic edge. The yoke can button at the front or back. I chose the front buttons so L could dress herself. There are on seam side pockets, so L can carry home all the lucky pennies she finds on the sidewalk. 

Fabric: Robert Kaufman Chambray Union Dot. I love this fabric, and have thought it too precious to cut into for some time. It's silly really, because you can still buy it. It is the perfect print for this dress, but I fear it is a bit light weight to hold up to little girl wear and tear. I don't like the kids to have to be to careful of their clothes, and the first time L wore it the velcro on her coat snagged some of the dots. might have to save this for special occasions until after the holidays.

Size/Fit: Based on L's measurements I made a size six. It fits with room to grow. 
I added some navy blue piping at the edge of the front and back yoke. The buttons are a vintage mix-match from my stash. I like the look, but I love that I didn't have to leave the house for more buttons. 

Pattern: Franklin Dress from Brooklyn Pattern Company
Dress Fabric: Robert Kaufman Chambray Union Dot from Homemade
Ridiculous Red Boots that somehow go with everything: Old West Boots


  1. It's so sweet and my word those boots are fab. I wish I had a pair!

  2. I really, really love this little dress! And the red boots are perfect!

  3. Oh I love this - chambray and pintucks! The buttons are a lovely touch too.

  4. I really love this dress ! I don't found the pattern, it seems like the website is down...
    I don't know where to find this now :(