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martes, 31 de agosto de 2010

Crossover Back Baby Smock - Free PDF pattern

Crossover Back, Baby Smock

Size: around 6 months.
(It fit's Lilly's doll which is around that size)

Click Here for Free Pattern PDF Dowload

Putting the pattern together:
Download and print the pattern pieces. You will need to tape together the pattern pieces. Make sure you are not scaling the pieces. Check the little line measures 1 inch on each pattern piece.

The pattern pieces should look like the above.
These are my originals before I copied them off to make the PDF.

I've placed the pattern onto a pillowcase to illustrate this pattern can make good use of a pillowcase.

Fabric requirements:
Very little! Off cuts will do.
A vintage pillowcase for outer and one for lining.

You need to cut:
From lining: 2 back pieces and 1 front (on fold)
From Fabric 2 back pieces and 1 front (on fold)

2 back lining, 2 back fabric, 1 fabric front cut on fold, 1 lining front cut on fold.

Sewing it together:
Use a 1 cm seam allowance.

Sew the side seams of the front and back fabric pieces together.

Then do the same on the lining, but leave an opening in one side seam of the lining, as shown in photo above. This is used later to turn the smock.

Give the side seams a good press. Pressing them open. There is no need to finish these seams as they will be enclosed by the lining.

Lay the lining and fabric right sides together and stitch all the way around the outside. Pivoting on the curves will make them smoother.

Pink or clip the seam allowance close to the stitching without cutting into it!

Next turn the smock to the right side through the opening left in the side seam of the lining.
I use a ruler or pencil to help and roll the edges between my finger tips.

Press the edges well.

Sew close to the outside edge all the way around. This makes washing and ironing easier in future. You can skip this step if you don't like the look of top stitching. Another option would be to use a decorative stitch. A hand stitched running stitch would be cute.

Hand stitch closed the opening in the lining.

Make the button holes on the front and sew the buttons to the back straps.

And you're finished!!!

This is such a plain design it would make a great background for some cute embroidery either by machine or hand.

If you perfer you could omit the side seams. By over lapping the seam allowances and cutting just one piece from fabric and lining. If you take this option you will need to leave a gap for turning when you sew the lining and fabric together.

A couple of samples I made while testing the pattern.

Crossover Back Baby Smock - Free PDF pattern

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