Long time blog readers won’t be surprised to hear that I’m a big Pattern Fantastique fan. Drafting is Nita-Jane’s super power and the styles are chic, modern and very wearable.
I first sewed one of their patterns in January 2015 (four years ago) and I’m still wearing that red dress!
I was a pattern tester for the recently released Calyx Smock and I’m sharing my finished top (there is a dress option too) with you today. This is the version with the shorter sleeves.
I sewed a size 10 and the only change I made was to shorten the pattern by 1″ (2.5cm). The pattern comes with two hemming options, a facing and a narrow folded hem, and I chose the latter option.
This fabric is from deep stash. It’s a cotton/silk blend and you won’t be surprised to hear that when I purchased it at The Cloth Shop a few years ago I was attracted to the lovely bright colours. The fabric was the perfect weight for a summery gathered smock top.
The neckline binding closes at the back with a tie and the deep back seam allowances are top stitched for added interest.
This is a very easy top to sew and wear. I’m sure it won’t be the last time I sew this pattern.
Pattern: Pattern Fantastique’s Calyx Smock (Printed & PDF)
Fabric: Deep stash silk/cotton blend from The Cloth Shop
Alterations: I removed 1″ (2.5cm) from the length of the top.
Accessories: Random mustard bangle in my possession and Funkis shoes purchased second hand in as-new condition.
Location: Eastern Suburbs, Melbourne