Frocks & Frolics Patterns

My children’s patterns use a one size per file system, unique to Frocks & Frolics in both Din A4 and letter size format. This allows me to make specific alterations to certain sizes and ages giving each individual pattern a tailored fit. My teen and ladies’ patterns use the more common multi-size system to allow for blending and alterations to the fit. I hope everyone can find that ‘perfect little pattern’ for them at Frocks & Frolics!

If you live in the US or Canada, you need the Letter size paper format which is wider and shorter than the more commonly used DIN A4 format (metric), which is used in Europe and across the rest of the world.

Printing

Choose the format you are going to print, either Letter size or DIN A4.

Ensure you print from your laptop or PC using Acrobat Reader DC as this ensures it will print to scale. The link gets you to a free version perfect for pattern printing. Pre-installed programs often reduce the size by a small amount, which makes a big difference to the pattern. Adobe has an option: ‘shrink to fit’. Disable it as it will shrink the pattern.

Print at 100% or actual size. Print the first page with the test scale and check the measurement. There are two scales, one which measures 1 inch for customers working in Imperial and one measuring 5 cm for my customers working with the Metric system. If the measurement is correct, print off the rest of the pattern. As always I have a video for you that explains how to locate, download and print your pattern.

Pattern Assembly

The patterns can be cut out as they are, no sizing needed, then they are put together according to their little flower marker. A pink flower for the back and a white flower for the front. When there is no front or back the markers are omitted. Pattern pieces are put together in alphabetical order and clearly labeled as A, B, C etc. There is an assembly plan in your pattern file. It is usually the last page pattern file.

A few reasons to choose a Frocks & Frolics Pattern

Drafted & designed by a professional tailoress 

Free instant access to ‘step by step video instructions’ and your sewing patterns in DIN A4 and Letter Size format 

Clear and easy to follow eBooks with charts, diagrams and helpful photo guides

Instantly downloadable PDF patterns, so you can get started straight away

Individually sized PDF patterns (saving ‘you’ paper and your sanity)

Facebook Sewing Circle support group so you can share your beautiful makes & ask questions

Bonus industry techniques and sewing tips and tricks to get you sewing like a pro in no time!

Mix & match patterns: our patterns work together, so you can mix and match to create your own perfect designs

Personalized support from Marina when you need it

Frocks & Frolics Patterns

My children’s patterns use a one size per file system, unique to Frocks & Frolics in both Din A4 and letter size format. This allows me to make specific alterations to certain sizes and ages giving each individual pattern a tailored fit. My teen and ladies’ patterns use the more common multi-size system to allow for blending and alterations to the fit. I hope everyone can find that ‘perfect little pattern’ for them at Frocks & Frolics!

If you live in the US or Canada, you need the Letter size paper format which is wider and shorter than the more commonly used DIN A4 format (metric), which is used in Europe and across the rest of the world.

Printing

Choose the format you are going to print, either Letter size or DIN A4.

Ensure you print from your laptop or PC using Acrobat Reader DC as this ensures it will print to scale. The link gets you to a free version perfect for pattern printing. Pre-installed programs often reduce the size by a small amount, which makes a big difference to the pattern. Adobe has an option: ‘shrink to fit’. Disable it as it will shrink the pattern.

Print at 100% or actual size. Print the first page with the test scale and check the measurement. There are two scales, one which measures 1 inch for customers working in Imperial and one measuring 5 cm for my customers working with the Metric system. If the measurement is correct, print off the rest of the pattern. AS always I have a video for you that explains how to locate, download and print your pattern.

Pattern Assembly

The patterns can be cut out as they are, no sizing needed, then they are put together according to their little flower marker. A pink flower for the back and a white flower for the front. When there is no front or back the markers are omitted. Pattern pieces are put together in alphabetical order and clearly labeled as A, B, C etc. There is an assembly plan in your pattern file. It is usually the last page pattern file.

This is an example of the ‘Assembly Instruction’. Its such a simple system that even a beginner can tackle a project.