CALYX SMOCK • Pattern
By PATTERN FANTASTIQUE, Calyx Smock is a paper sewing pattern.
Garment Details: The Calyx Smock is named after a part of the flower where petals and fruit form. Finely balanced between the decorative and utilitarian, the idea for this smock emerged from the memory of my mother’s hairdressing apron she wore in the late 70's combined with the handmade gathered smock she dressed me in at the same time.
Sizing: This is a multi-sized pattern Australian sizes 6 - 18. The style is free fitting excluding the shoulder width. This is the most important measurement to get as close as possible. Sizing chart can be found here.
Fabric Suggestions: The Calyx Smock is suitable for many woven fabrics. From fine sheer light-weight silks for a full floaty romance to mid-weight denim paired with a Glacial Skivvy when winter layering is needed. Do not use fabrics too thick to bind after gathering ie thick denim, jumbo cord and coat weight fabrics.
Fabric requirements: Top with short sleeve & rolled hem 122cm fabric width: Size 6-10 = 170cm/68″, Size 12-18 = 190 cm/75″, 150cm fabric width: Size 6-10 = 135cm/53″, Size 12-18 = 140cm/55″.
Top with longer sleeve & faced hem 122cm fabric width: Size 6-10 = 200cm/79″, Size 12-18 = 250cm/99″, 150cm fabric width Size 6-10 = 140cm/55″, Size 12-18 = 160cm/63 ″.
Dress with longer sleeve & faced hem 122cm fabric width: Size 6-10 = 270cm/107″, Size 12-18 = 290cm/115″, 150cm fabric width: Size 6-10 = 210 cm/83 ″, Size 12-18 = 220cm/87″.
Trims required: Stay tape (interfacing tape with a stay stitch down the centre), matching thread, topstitching thread (optional).
Skill Level: Suitable for beginner to intermediate skill level.
Seam allowances are included in the pattern.
The paper pattern comes packaged in an envelope and includes highly detailed instructions with close attention to gathering and binding.
Photo credits: Pattern Fantastique.