Oh Suzanna Smock Sewing Pattern Free Download - offer expired

I am endlessly blown away by how many people come to find patterns and tutorials on Indietutes and then take the time to send me a message on Facebook or email to tell me what they've made.  It is tremendously gratifying to know that what I have learned on my own journey through learning to sew and reconstruct clothing for myself and my children is helpful to others too. 

Did you know that, in addition to the tutorials and patterns here, I have a little pattern shop on Etsy with a few patterns I have developed to help cloth Smootch and Birdie throughout their young years?

Did you want to try one of these patterns for free?

For one week I would like to offer the opportunity to download the Oh Suzanna Smock ePattern right here on Indietutes.  It is a way for me to say thank you all and extra thanks for coming back still as my family has grown over the years and my blogging focus has changed with my family away from sewing tutorials and more towards reading and general crafting.

My peasant blouse tutorial is the number one in popularity of all my tutorials and the Oh Suzanna Smock pattern is this peasant blouse in pattern format for childrens sizes 2-7.

The Oh Suzanna Smock pattern is one of my favorites because the pattern was drafted to facilitate a reconstruction from an adult shirt.  I am a big fan or reusing or upcycling previously loved garments.  Not only does it cut down the resources used but worn, well washed garments contain fewer chemicals than new fabric, which is treated with a variety of potently toxic substances (flame retardants, starches, dyes and such).  Also, if you have a child who is sensitive to fabrics, previously worn materials feel softer on the skin. 

So, freely available from April 12 to 19:

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Oh Suzanna Smock: Peasant Blouse Style Smock 

Sewing ePattern

This  PDF sewing pattern can be used with new material or make the most of an existing adult sized shirt by reconstructing it into a peasant blouse.

If you are using this as a reconstruction you can Incorporate the pre-existing cuffs to finish the sleeves or make your own finish with elastic within a casing.

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You can also reuse the pre-existing pockets or make your own if desired.

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Combining quick assembly with style, this creative reconstruction ePattern is perfect for busy sewers.

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This ePattern contains multiple sizes:
For children's US sizes 2-7
(or chest measurements 19"-24")

Download the Oh Suzanna Smock ePattern by Little Print Designs Here

The pdf file contains all the information you need to make an Oh Suzanna Smock of your own, including 4 pattern pieces (on 11 pages requiring a bit of assembly - it's very easy and clear to do, I promise) and 7 pages of instructions, written in plain language, supported by computer drawn illustrations. 

(Note: this is a full sewing pattern that can also be used with virgin fabric.)

Print the file at a 1:1 scale (or 'no scaling') for proper pattern piece sizing.

If you have questions or comments while making this pattern, I offer technical support at info [at]

 Thank you everyone!


  1. Looks like such a cute shirt. I love the idea of repurposing old clothes. Thank you so much for sharing this pattern with us! I'l be sure to share a photo when I get around to making one for my daughter! :)
    Have a great weekend,

  2. What a great birthday present for me! :) Thank you!!!

  3. Thanks Charity! Can't wait to get home and give this a try.

  4. Thank you so much for sharing this!!!
    Have a nice weekend!!

  5. Thank you, nice dresses, I hope try your tutorial early.

  6. What an adorable shirt! I don't have any kids, but I downloaded the pattern anyway, because I'm hoping I might be able to scale it up to adult sized. Thanks a bunch for sharing your creativity with us!

  7. Thank you! I love this cute dress! It's perfect for our vacations to Wyoming. :)

  8. Thanks för sharing, the Dress is so cute!

  9. Wow thanks for this- it looks like a lovely design (and has sleeves so very daycare sun policy friendly!!!)

  10. I bought this pattern a couple of years ago when I was still relatively new to sewing
    and I LOVE it! It's easy to understand, fits my Wub pretty darn perfectly and is super easy to adapt into a dress. I've probably made close to a dozen versions of this including last years birthday dress here:

    Thanks so much for sharing it with everyone. I have a couple of girlfriends who are super excited about getting this one. :)

  11. I just came across oyu blog, and so glad I did! I'll be back when I have more time to explore : )
    ~ Marica

  12. thank you for sharing, this will be cute with my ganddaughters new Pink cowgirl boots, her first pair, she is 2

  13. Thank you! I've got a few men's shirts sitting aside that I've wanted to do something with for my girls. I can't wait to find the time to test this out.

  14. Thanks to everyone who responded and especially to those who sent me pictures!

  15. WEll snap I missed this one! I follow your blog and have made a few things from your tutorials... was playing catch up today .. why does this happen to me! lol ... ps. I have made SEVERAL of the little back packs and kids just love them!