148 Black Forest Smock


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Misses' 6-16; Men's 36-44.

This traditional smock was called a Kittel, or over-garment, worn by workers in Germany, Switzerland, and France. Soft pleats fall from a wide neckband. Sleeves connect to side panels with gussets and are pleated at the wrists into buttoned cuff bands. Shoulder yokes, pocket welts, neckband, and cuffs were often decorated with chain-stitching (design and instructions are included inside pattern).

Our Black Forest Smock can be worn by men as an over-shirt, and by women as a mid-calf length dress or as a shirt. Use #110 Little Kittel in the Children's Collection to make it for the kids.

This is the paper pattern.  For the PDF pattern, go here.

Suggested Fabrics: Soft or crisp fabrics such as linen, homespun, broadcloth, gingham, denim, featherweight corduroy, or lightweight wool.

Yardage chart (.pdf)


For tips on sizing this smock up, check out our blog post on the topic.

Also, we have a blog post about making this smock with knit fabric.