SALCOMBE SMOCK-ALONG: Sunday 21st June, 2-4pm UK TIME
Regular price £15.00
Date: Sunday 21st June
Time: 2pm 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.
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 BLAM UK.
What you will need
TO DRAFT THE PATTERN:
- 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)
- Sticky tape
- Paper scissors
TO MAKE UP THE GARMENT:
*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
- 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.