SALCOMBE SMOCK-ALONG: Saturday 28th November, 6.30-8.30pm UK TIME

Regular price £15.00

Date: Saturday 28th November

Time: 6.30-8.30pm UK TIME

Duration: 2 hours

We invite you to join us for our online pattern-cutting class: ‘The Salcombe Smock-Along’. In 2 hours we will show you how to draft and sew your very own smock from scratch, perfect for gardening, sailing and generally loafing about. It's based on a traditional West Country design.

If you want to complete your self-drafted Stash-buster wardrobe check out our other online classes too!

The class will take place as a video meeting via Zoom so you can interact and ask questions along the way. Places are limited to make it as much like an in-person class as possible. 25% of the profits from this class will go to Shelter From The Storm.

What you will need


  • Some large pieces of paper – pattern cutting paper if you have it but otherwise newspaper will be fine (preferably a broadsheet). A roll of brown paper or even wrapping paper brown is also a good option. Otherwise just tape together whatever you can find!
  • A tape measure (we draft in metric , so you’re more used to inches, a dual tape-measure will be handy - or we can help you to convert along the way)
  • Ruler
  • Pencil
  • Sticky tape
  • Paper scissors


*please note we will not sew up the garment during the class so you do not need to have fabric/sewing machine already in order to take the class. We will go through the making up using step-by-step photo instructions and lots of top tips so you are prepped to make up the smock in your own time. You will also be sent the step-by-step instructions as a pdf download after the class. 

  • Fabric – pre-washed or well-press under a steam iron to sort out any shrinkage. The classic is a sturdy cotton twill. Denim or linen would also be lovely, as would a fine wool for a smart and cosy version. We’ve even seen one in faux-fur for extreme warmth! You will need approx 1.5m for up to sizes UK 6-18/small-medium man or 2m for UK size 18-24/large-xxl man
  • Thread
  • Sewing machine – or go slow and stitch it by hand!
  • Fabric scissors

How to download your Alice & Co Pattern

Alice & Co patterns are provided in three different page formats and are designed to be printed in colour.

Once you have purchased your pattern you will be given a download link. This will also be emailed to you so don't worry if you don't want to download it straight away! 

The download will consist of a zip file containing 4 separate PDF files:

1x Pattern Instructions
3x Patterns in A0, A4 and US Letter sizes  

*Please make sure you read the following instructions carefully before printing!*

For A4/US Letter: it is vital to make sure your pattern prints at full scale or the sizing will not be correct. Your print settings should be set to 'full scale', '100%', 'actual size' or equivalent according to your printer software.

There are two test squares on the first page of every pattern: a 5cm and a 2" square.

Print only this page first and check your square measures up, before printing the rest of the pattern.

For A0 copy shop: follow the instructions given by your chosen copy shop. Services are also available online - we recommend Patternsy - who print on lightweight tissue paper with very speedy delivery to anywhere in the world! Once you have purchased your pattern from us, simply click on the link above to go to their website and follow the steps to upload your pattern. 


Comment télécharger votre patron Alice & Co Pattern

Les patrons d'Alice & Co patterns sont fournis dans trois formats de page différents et sont conçus pour être imprimés en couleur.

Une fois que vous aurez acheté votre patron, vous obtiendrez un lien de téléchargement. Celui-ci vous sera également envoyé par e-mail, donc ne vous inquiétez pas si vous ne souhaitez pas le télécharger immédiatement !

Le téléchargement consistera en un fichier zip contenant 4 fichiers PDF distincts :

1x Instructions pour le patron

3x Patrons dans les formats A0, A4 et US Letter  

*Lisez attentivement les instructions qui suivent avant d’imprimer votre patron !*

POUR LES FORMATS A4 / US LETTER : il est indispensable d’imprimer votre patron à 100%, sinon la taille ne sera pas correcte. Vos paramètres d'impression doivent être "pleine échelle" "100%", "taille réelle" ou un paramètre équivalent selon votre logiciel d'impression.

Il y a deux carrés de test sur la première page de chaque patron : un carré de 5 cm et un carré de 2 pouces. N'imprimez d'abord que cette page et vérifiez que votre carré est bien à la bonne taille, avant d'imprimer le reste du patron.

POUR LE FORMAT A0 : suivez les instructions données par votre imprimeur. Des services sont également disponibles en ligne.