Traditional Ghanaian smock design. This loose-fitting top originated in northern Ghana, but is now worn in many areas of West Africa, and has become popular around the world. It's generally made from hand-woven strips of fabric with wedge-shaped godets inserted below the chest to give it a flared shape.
Folkwear sewing patterns have been used since the 1970s by costumers in theatre, film, dance, tv, and reenactors and anyone who enjoys sewing and dressing in classic clothing. These detailed patterns help you make timeless garments, and include cultural and historical information. Also included are tips for construction and ideas to help you customize your pattern.