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The Modern Sewing Co PDF French Smock Shirt Sewing Pattern

The French Smock shirt sewing pattern by The Modern Sewing Co 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
  • An optional patch pockets
  • 2 different lengths
  • 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 French smock shirt sewing pattern you’ll be able to create your own truly unique garment by selecting your favourite features and making something that’s personal to you.

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Fabric requirements

Long Version

  • Fabric width 150cm: Sizes 4 – 16 = 170cm
  • Fabric width 150cm: Sizes 18 – 28 = 200cm
  • Fabric width 110cm: Sizes 4 – 16 = 230cm
  • Fabric width 110cm:  Sizes 18 – 28 = 270cm

Short Version

  • Fabric width 150cm: Sizes 4 – 16 = 160cm
  • Fabric width 150cm: Sizes 18 – 28 = 200cm
  • Fabric width 110cm: Sizes 4 – 16 = 210cm
  • Fabric width 110cm:  Sizes 18 – 28 = 250cm

Size range

  • UK 4 – 28

Supplies you'll need

  • Sewing thread
  • 30 cm strip of light-medium weight iron-on fusing
  • Front placket with buttons: three 15-25 mm buttons; two buttons for cuffs (can be same as for front placket or smaller)
  • Zip fastening: 16-18 cm closed-end zip; two 10-25 mm buttons for cuffs.

Sewing skill level

  • Intermediate

PDF contents

  • Instructions (26 pages)
  • A4/US Letter print-at-home pattern with layers (41 pages)
  • A0 copy shop pattern with layers (2 sheets)
  • A0 copy shop pattern without layers (2 sheets)

Sewing pattern description

A classic French smock shirt sewing pattern by The Modern Sewing Co.

The silhouette of the French Smock is slouchy and oversized with a very square cut, dropped shoulders, neat sleeves and a simple round neck. The simplicity of the cut frees up room for the optional surface design features.

The choice of fastening will determine the character of your garment and you can play with the other optional features to suit the overall look and feel of the piece.

This sewing pattern is drafted for a body height of 5’8″ and a cup size ‘C’.

Recommended fabrics: If you’re looking to make a soft billowy blouse fabrics such as linen, poplin, lawn are perfect. For a mid-weight blouse you could opt for a twill or denim. Or for a much heavier smock corduroy, heavier denim, quilting, wool suiting or even a lightweight wool felt would work but you still need to make sure the fabric has some flexibility to make it a comfy garment to wear.

Suggested fabrics for the The Modern Sewing Co PDF French Smock Shirt Sewing Pattern

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