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InstructionsI wanted a very simple, floaty, classic design to highlight the special fabric, which was a bit narrow in width. So, I pinned the princess seams together and the sides seams together along the cutting lines, which also upsized the smock a bit. Both of these sets of seams were drafted on the pattern with completely straight lines, so why cut and sew the seams? So, I cut the body of the smock in ...
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Type of item: Clothing
Style: Classic, Traditional
Hand painted, embroidered silk shantung.
What was your inspiration?
The fabric. I had it for a while. Of course, I pre-washed it so that I can launder the smock. I bought the fabric for about $10/yd. and had 4 yards of it, with a big remnant left over.
What are you most proud of?
How fast it was to make.
What advice would you give someone starting this project?
Remember that smocks are meant to be worn loosely. Classic designs are classics for a reason: they do what they do well.