18th Century Farmers’ Smocks

Additional Resources

Men’s Frocks of Other Days

The Farmer’s or Workman’s Smock (18cNewEnglandLife)

A Smock and Trowsers, Spade and Hoe, Will Do For My Remaining Days: An Analysis of the Use of Farmer’s Smocks by Massachusetts Militia on April 19, 1775

Everyday Dress of Rural America, 1783-1800: With Instructions and Patterns What Clothes Reveal: The Language of Clothing in Colonial and Federal America

Textiles in New England, 1790-1840

This overgarment is more frequently referred to as a “farmer’s frock,” or occasionally a “smock frock.”

(While I haven’t found a pattern for the 18th century styles as found in the illustrations below, you may be able to modify the Folkwear French Cheesemaker’s Smock, Black Forest Smock, or English Smock into something suitable.)