Thursday, 17 February 2011

Revisiting the village frock

Do you remember the Sugar City Village Smock? 

It was the starting point for runcibledays, and has been a favourite top through the winter.

Just one problem, though - runciblegirl has learnt how to do the starfish manoeuvre, with all her little limbs pointing in different directions. And this is pattern which really requires a 
co-operative little girl willing to work on wriggling into it.

Whereas the Music Box jumper is enduringly popular...

... because it opens down the back, like this...

... so that even a little star-fish can wear it happily.

Introducing a new-look Village frock...

(spot the missing button placket?)

... with snaps at the back.



  1. Love it,you are so clever Catherine!

  2. Wonderful idea...believe it or not I ordered this pattern a while ago, because I "had to have it" and managed to find one....Amazingly. But I have been afraid to make it for some reason. Seeing yours, I think I will take the plunge, but with your alterations. Thank for sharing the idea!

  3. Hello!
    I like your 'New Look' Village Frock. The fabric is so gorgeous too. I wish I had the original pattern! Thank you for visiting my blog and leaving a comment.

  4. Thank you all! I hope you do try it, Millie - it's so much easier to manage with the back fastening.

  5. Great idea!!!
    And I supose it's much easier than the button placket!