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Me & Frankie

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I met Bérengère Fiat Lux pattern creator last March or April when her Blair pattern was released. And I really loved her patterns style and the fact that she’s such a TV shows fan she names her patterns after her favorites characters (Blair is from Gossip girl xoxo)!

So 2 months ago when she announced she was looking for testers for her next patterns I jumped to the chance. Luckily I was chosen!

That’s how I met Frankie

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Like all Fiat Lux patterns, Frankie has many versions.
Fancy an easy and quick to sew sweater or blouse with 3/4 dolman sleeves:

  1. with elbow patchs?
  2. with open elbows?
  3. or without any?

Well Frankie is for you!

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As I’m pear shaped I try to avoid loose clothes but I wanted to try the sweater version without elbow patchs (we begin slowly).

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I chose the size according to my hips measurment and cut a size 46. And as I chose a remnant of plain thin jersey (I bought at Les coupons St Pierre and used for a Kommatia pattern’s long cardigan) I used only 80cm! With a print fabric you’ll need 1m50.

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Thanks to Berengère’s thorough explanations, she makes sure to teach us each new technics in details (she was a sewing teacher), I could finish my version in a few hours. And I really like it! It’s nice to have a loose sweater.

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I’m not sure that a blouse version would suit me but, I think I’m gonna sew another sweater with open elbow. It’s very peculiar but I’d like to try anyway.

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Did you guess from which TV show Frankie’s name is from? Hint: it’s a Netflix show with Jane Fonda (I can’t help you more than that :D).

Mwika


Pattern: Frankie sweater version 3 – Fiat Lux (shipping all over Europe but instructions only in French)
Size: 46 (FR)
Modifications: none (it was a test)
Fabric: thin jersey – Les Coupons St Pierre

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