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Olive Oil

Added Mar 6, 2009

by alekat

Sydney, Australia






I own many smocks but this is my first self-made one. The pattern is a simple dress pattern but i modified the front to make it a button up front. Then it also seemed to sag about everywhere so i added the 2 darts to bring it into shape at the front. The sleeves were also really wide and they were a bit too 70’s for me – even though i love retro things, so i made them smaller so i didnt look like a post-modern folk singer.

Material Notes

Olive coloured cotton/linen blend – on sale!
Vintage 70’s plastic buttons from the button shop in Newtown





70’s folk singers

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    Nov 17, 2009, 11.54 PMby liaspace

    I love this

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    Jun 7, 2009, 03.55 PMby evette

    Fantastic! I love the color. Looks great. I’d say more mod ( i.e twiggy) than folk singer.

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    Apr 30, 2009, 07.47 AMby joanrobinson

    soo cute! great work!

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    Mar 9, 2009, 03.37 PMby teaandcake

    It’s gorgeous. It looks great on you too!

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    Mar 9, 2009, 10.45 AMby susanne2011

    A really lovely dress, very daring to wear it like this! I guess you shouldn’t try to pick up anything from the floor…;) But lovely design, well done!

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    Mar 9, 2009, 01.42 AMby toupinette

    simply but classy! i really love your dress! great job!

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    Mar 8, 2009, 07.22 AMby medmunky

    You did a fabulous job on the fit. The color is so pretty!

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    Mar 8, 2009, 12.20 AMby roosje19

    This is perfect…

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    Mar 7, 2009, 02.39 PMby teamydear

    So cute Alekat!!!! I want one! And I love the details :)

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    Mar 7, 2009, 04.56 AMby djoule

    Love it ! Bravo !

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    Mar 7, 2009, 03.12 AMby miss-g

    A great little smock/dress. I like the shade of green.

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    Mar 6, 2009, 08.29 PMby lunatepetal


    i love smocks! they are so handy – can be worn as a shirt and mini-dress!

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    Mar 6, 2009, 07.57 PMby karoube

    Wow..I love green too. it is a really nice dress…I love the details.

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    Mar 6, 2009, 06.08 PMby dressdummy

    It looks very fresh. I love it!

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    Mar 6, 2009, 05.50 PMby nikkishell

    Ohh anything green gets my vote straight away but this is also a lovely design. Double points!!!! :)

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    Mar 6, 2009, 05.38 PMby boho

    This is a beautiful little dress, you did an amzing job and looks fantastic on you!!

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    Mar 6, 2009, 04.18 PMby amandamargaret

    great dress. great color. super photos. thanks for showing the details in such great clarity. i wish we could all be as good at photography!

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    Mar 6, 2009, 02.55 PMby abarefoot

    Amazing job. I love that olive color as well. (Oh and I like the ikea fabric on the lampshade, too. Nice.)

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