Spring Smock and Dress
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I was originally sketching ideas for sweaters when the lines for this design landed on my pad. I have wanted to sew it ever since and this Spring Challenge inspired me!
I designed, patterned and constructed this outfit keeping versatility and elegance in mind. I imagined sitting at my bistro table on a warm Spring day in the shade of my garden drinking an ice tea and watching the birds as they flitter about chirping and singing.
It can be worn as a dress or with your favorite weekend jean. The Smock is 100% linen, fully lined with an all-in-one facing and 1/4″ top stitching. There are two interior pockets, one to fit reading glasses or a phone and the other just large enough for your cash or card/ID. The neckline and armholes are understitched and all raw edges were serged prior to construction.
The dress I also designed, patterned and constructed. It is a long T-shirt with extra long sleeves and a V-neck collar. The fabric I choose is a cotton/lycra blended ponte knit. All seams were 4 thread serged and the sleeve and body hems are finished with a coverstitch. It can be worn either as a dress or over separate bottoms.
Back view as worn with jeans
Interior view of smock facing and lining construction at CF hem
Smock fully buttoned
Smock outfit as worn with jeans.
Smock Dress outfit