Smock dresses stem from smock frocks that were a popular type of outer garment in England back in the 18th century. From the smock frocks of 18th century England emerged the smock dresses that came sometime after the 1920s. These smock dresses were worn by women and children, and they came in all sorts of designs – flower prints, hippy inspired dresses, smock dresses with balloon sleeves and those with bust buttons.
Today, smock dresses are still largely popular and are also being manufactured by signature designer labels like Top Shop, Zara, Debenhams, and Dorothy Perkins. If you are a fan of smock dresses but are not willing to spend so much money buying them from designer labels, here is how you can make your very own smock dress.
Smock dresses are fun and comfortable to wear. They are very easy to mix and match with other pieces of clothing and accessories, and they can be designed for and worn in different occasions. Sewing your own smock dress is a great way to keep you in style without spending too much money. Happy sewing!