The English Smock
Photo Copyright V & A Museum, London
|I purchased the blackwork while going to GWW several years ago. Of course now I can do my own, but why waste a good pattern.|
|Materials 2 sets of fabric:||
One is 57" wide x 46" in 5.3oz linen that matches the material on the blackwork cuffs.
The other is 57" x 53" long in 3.8 oz linen that matches the material on the blackwork collar. This pattern is much smaller in size and is perfect for the neck.
pretty sure this will work out
|4-22-12 Happy Earth Day||Sewed the sleeves onto the body and cliped the collar embroidery and added the facing|
|Collar sewn in and you can see the neck gusset|
|I've tried the smock on and it's a tiny bit tight under the bust. Must remember to make it a bit bigger next time. Closed the sleeves completely. Made them tight enough to just slip over my hand.|
|The collar has to be turned back and the neck opening seam allowences sewn down.|
|Finished the inside with a bit of twill tape which reduces the bulk. At the bottom of the neck opening, a tack will releave the pressure to prevent pulling.|
|At some future date, I'll decorate the shoulder seams with blackwork.|
Tried smock on with red Kirtle and we are a go!
|started: 04_20_12||Elizabethan Dress || Renfair Gallery || Coif Page || Hat Page || Elizabethan Gown II || The Golden Age Photo Gallery || Elizabethan Coat Ensemble|