Today we kick off our Vintage Smock Sew-Along, a weekly component of Women’s Clothing Month. Our board member, Bethany from Bitter Betty Blogs, created the free PDF Smock Pattern (inspired by a vintage clothing pattern) and she carefully divided the project into three phases. Each phase has a corresponding video, also brought to you by Bethany, which we’ll share with you today and for the next two Mondays. The process, with clear instructions throughout, will help us work on many essential sewing skills for clothing (everything from bias tape to buttonholes!). There is also a corresponding board in the forum for questions related to the sew-along, so you should be covered every step of your vintage smock way. Ready? You’ll find a materials list below the video, and you can direct any questions to the forum here.
- Before you watch the video: Print out the PDF Smock Pattern and gather your supplies.
- You will need:
2 yards of fabric
bias tape (double fold)
rick rack (optional, 22 inches)
fabric marking chalk, pencil or pen
iron & sewing machine
- Vintage Smock Video, Part One covers:
1. Putting together the pattern
2. Making alterations
3. Cutting front panel
4. Cutting back panels
5. Marking dart
6. Cutting pocket and ties
Update: For those of you with dial-up access you can find the full list of project instructions here.