Tops & Blouses · 26 Mar 2020

Ghanaian Smock from Folkwear Patterns

This smock is a loose-fitting top that originates from northern Ghana, but has become popular around the world!

 The Ghanaian Smock from Folkwear Patterns known as fugu, or batakari, among other terms in Ghana, and is generally made from hand-woven strips of fabric with wedge-shaped godets inserted below the chest to give it a flared shape.

This sewing pattern is great for fabric artists, weavers, and fabric lovers.  Almost any fabric will work, from your own woven strips to regular yardage. This striking top can be worn by both men and women. The women’s version has elastic at the waist.  Men often wear the Smock over trousers or shorts, and it can be worn by women over trousers, leggings, or when made longer, as a dress on its own. 

Wear with long or short sleeved shirts underneath the Smock. A kufi cap completes the outfit, and is included in the pattern.  Embroidery motifs for smock are also included.  
Fabrics that would be perfect include cottons and cotton blends, wool, rayon, silk.  Weight of facing fabric should be similar to or slightly lighter than garment fabric. Thsi pattern comes in sizes small to xlarge, and is very generous.

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