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Tilly and the Buttons STRETCH! Frankie Tee and Frankie Tee hack

The Frankie tee is a classic raglan baseball shirt with subtle hourglass shaping which makes it very feminine to wear.  It's designed for jersey knit fabric, preferably cotton or cotton blend although this tee can be made out of rayon or polyester blend jersey as well.  Frankie has a rounded neckline, raglan sleeves, a gentle curved hem that's slightly longer in the back and a choice of three quarter or long sleeves.  Sizing is for busts of 30-44" and hips of 33-47".

We'll learn about jersey fabric, how to measure the percentage of stretch in your fabric, how to tell the right side of jersey, how to sew a neck band as well as constructing the Frankie on your sewing machine.


  • Tilly and the Buttons STRETCH! book
  • 1.5 yards of  60" wide jersey knit fabric (preferably cotton or cotton blends.  Rayon or polyester jersey will be more challenging to sew)
  • ALTERNATIVELY, 7/8 yard of two different colors of 60" wide jersey fabric if color blocking is desired.
  • Matching thread
  • Scissors (or rotary cutter optional)
  • fabric marking tool (chalk, fabric marking pen, etc)
  • Sewing machine*

*Please contact the shop in advance to reserve on of our machines if needed.

**Images from Tilly and the Buttons STRETCH! book

Skill Level: beginner
Skill Details: Advanced beginner
Requirements: You must be proficient in the operation and use of your sewing machine to take this class.
Instructor: Martha West
Instructor Bio: Martha West

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This class cannot be purchased online. Please contact the store for more information.