The French Smock is a casual classic that comes with a huge range of design options which include: a button up placket OR zip fastening, different bib shapes, an optional trim for the curved bib, optional patch pockets, 2 different lengths and options for thick or thin fabrics for the cuff, sleeve placket and neck binding (thin fabrics can use the smaller pattern pieces, thicker fabrics will want to use the wider pattern pieces.
With this pattern you’ll be able to create your own truly unique garment by selecting your favourite features to make something that’s personal to you.
Sizing: UK Sizes 4 - 28 (with PDF Layers)
Skill level: This pattern is suitable for intermediate sewers
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The French Smock has a slouchy square cut, dropped shoulders, neat sleeves, simple round neck. The sizing is particularly generous with this style as it needs to come on and off over the head.
(Measurements in cm)
UK 4 | US 0 | EU 32
Bust - 113, Waist - 113, Shoulder Length - 20, Sleeve Length (including cuff) - 48.9, Side Neck to Hem - 59
UK 6 | US 2 | EU 34
Bust - 118, Waist - 118, Shoulder Length - 20.6, Sleeve Length (including cuff) - 49.1, Side Neck to Hem - 59.5
UK 8 | US 4 | EU 36
Bust - 123, Waist - 123, Shoulder Length - 21.2, Sleeve Length (including cuff) - 49.3, Side Neck to Hem - 60
UK 10 | US 6 | EU 38
Bust - 128, Waist - 128, Shoulder Length - 21.8, Sleeve Length (including cuff) - 49.5, Side Neck to Hem - 60.5
UK 12 | US 8 | EU 40
Bust - 133, Waist - 133, Shoulder Length - 22.4, Sleeve Length (including cuff) - 49.7, Side Neck to Hem - 61
UK 14 | US 10 | EU 42
Bust - 138, Waist - 138, Shoulder Length - 23, Sleeve Length (including cuff) - 23, Side Neck to Hem - 61.5
UK 16 | US 12 | EU 44
Bust - 143, Waist - 143, Shoulder Length - 23.6, Sleeve Length (including cuff) - 23.6, Side Neck to Hem - 62
UK 18 | US 14 | EU 46
Bust - 148, Waist - 148, Shoulder Length - 24.2, Sleeve Length (including cuff) - 24.2, Side Neck to Hem - 62.5
UK 20 | US 16 | EU 48
Bust - 153, Waist - 153, Shoulder Length - 24.8, Sleeve Length (including cuff) - 24.8, Side Neck to Hem - 63
UK 22 | US 18 | EU 50
Bust - 158, Waist - 158, Shoulder Length - 25.4, Sleeve Length (including cuff) - 25.4, Side Neck to Hem - 63.5
UK 24 | US 20 | EU 52
Bust - 163, Waist -163, Shoulder Length - 26, Sleeve Length (including cuff) - 26, Side Neck to Hem - 64
UK 26 | US 22 | EU 54
Bust - 168, Waist - 168, Shoulder Length - 26.6, Sleeve Length (including cuff) - 26.6, Side Neck to Hem - 64.5
UK 28 | US 24 | EU 56
Bust - 173, Waist - 173, Shoulder Length - 27.2, Sleeve Length (including cuff) - 27.2, Side Neck to Hem - 65
Construction techniques: Front button placket, optional zip fastening (for more experienced makers), full sleeve with cuff and plackets, flat binding, run & fell seams and topstitching details.
Suitable fabrics: Linen, poplin, lawn, lightweight denim and twill for a 'blouse' version. For a heavier 'outdoor layer' version you can use corduroy, denim, wool suit or a lightweight wool felt.
Fabric requirements: Our lay-plans are always done on a single layer of fabric to reduce wastage.
Materials list: Self fabric, 5 x buttons (around 1.5/2.5cm)or 2 x buttons (around 1.5/2cm) and a 16-18cm zip, thread in a colour of your choice and about 40cm of good quality fusing
Pages to print:Instructions - 26, A4/US Letter - 41, A0 - 2
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Women's Body Measurements
Bust / Waist / Hip (based on standard UK measurements) - Measurements in cms