The Edith Smock can be made as a blouse and a high or low waisted dress. The pattern is zero or minimal waste and comes with a belt pattern and instructions to make a zero-waste slip for when your dress fabric is sheer. It features pockets with a button tab detail and full sleeves with button tabs. It comes with an embroidery template for the neckline and belt.

The instructions come with video links to assist your sewing journey.

Sizes S - XXXL

Downloads include PDF A4/US Letter home print,  A0 Shop Copy and Instructions. The projector friendly A0 Shop Copy is trimless and has an optional grid layer for calibration. The patterns can be printed with layers, so you only need to print your individual size which is recommended. There is also a handy envelope design to assist storage and reference.

This pattern has a lot of ease, so please refer to the instructions when selecting your size.


Edith Smock - zero waste

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  • Tania H. This pattern is well drafted, the instructions and diagrams are clear and detailed and I love the videos which guide you through every step of the construction process from start to finish. I love the fact that this pattern is designed to be zero/minimal waste and how all the pattern pieces fit nicely into one another when placing on fabric for cutting. This pattern is very flattering for all shapes and sizes and I especially loved it for my pear shaped body. This pattern has so many interesting elements and I love that I learned some new skills along the way, including making a belt & embroidery and as a beginner embroiderer, I found the embroidery video super helpful. I really love the Edith Smock, it's such an enjoyable sew & it really has so many possibilities to change things up and make something that's uniquely yours.

    Tircia M. I enjoyed making this dress. Watching a video before making, and being able to check back as I reached anything I wasn’t clear about, was new to me and seems really helpful. I was interested in the way the pattern has been shaped to achieve almost zero waste, and like the details that used up the fabric. My daughter is pleased with her new dress and looking forward to warmer weather to wear it!

    Giulia. Making this was like having a blank canvas where to express all my that I could wear afterwards!

    Lauren R. The Edith Smock from Pattern Union is a great exploration to zero waste pattern cutting. The bohemion style can be styled in a many ways to make it a versatile piece.

    Norazlina Y. I love this pattern because it allows me to be creative and use my fabric till zero waste. With a step -by -step sewing video tutorial, Edith Smock becomes easy to sew.

    Christine K. The Edith smock is a magical pattern that looks amazing on every shape and size! There are endless options to customize your garment with embroidery and a variety of smocking or gathering techniques that highlight the center panel. This was my first time sewing a zero waste garment and Sarah’s instructions and videos guided me through the process with ease.

    Chloe W. The Edith Smock is a unique, zero-waste pattern that not only results in a beautiful, wearable garment, but also makes learning new and interesting skills achievable AND fun! The step-by-step instruction, clear diagrams and helpful sew-along video offer plenty of guidance along the way. The best bit is that there are SO many options when sewing the Edith Smock - use a woven or knit fabric, make a dress or top, change up the center front by either smocking (or faux-smocking) or gathering it, and there is the option to embellish with embroidery or add a belt or slip if desired. You could see this pattern forever and never get bored!

    Brenda L. An easy make to suit all body shapes. The suggested versions, along with the embroidery option, make this pattern ideal to imagine, play, and be creative - to make your personality shine through!

    Eugenia T. The Edith Smock is a brilliant, lovely pattern; it comes together nicely with help of a thorough sewalong video. Includes such pretty details: the smock, the belt options, the neckline and, above all, it is a minimum waste. Can’t recommend it enough.