Pattern Fantastique - Calyx Smock
About the Calyx Smock
The Calyx 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 Nita Jane’s (Pattern Fantastique) childhood memory. She recalls her mother’s hairdressing apron she wore in the late 70s, and also the handmade gathered smock her mum dressed her in at the same time.
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 Pattern Fantastique Glacial Tee when winter layering is needed. Don’t use fabrics too thick to bind after gathering, so avoid thick denim, jumbo cord, and coat weight fabrics.
- Stay tape (interfacing tape with a stay stitch down the centre)
- Matching thread
- Topstitching thread (optional)
The Calyx Smock has a size range of 6-18, which relates to a bust of 81cm – 111cm measurement (317/8” to 43 3/4”). The style is free fitting excluding the shoulder width. This is the most important measurement to get as close as possible.
Level of Difficulty
This pattern is rated as Intermediate.