Smashing smocks

smashing smock
I am still sewing up a storm, and two of my latest creations are a twist on mother/daughter themed clothing...  for me I made the Smashing Smock from Anna Maria Horner's Seams to Me... this was a pretty easy and fun project, took me a few days to finish during naptimes and evenings.  I used fabric purchased on a whim because it was on sale on Sew Mama Sew and I liked the colors several months ago (Gabrielle in rust by Studio e Fabrics), and paired it with an equally loud crazy fabric (Dolce Lilly by Tanya Whelan) I bought from Pink Chalk Fabrics when making a friend's baby sling.  Orange, pink, green, purple: crazy.  Just the way I like it.

I think I need to do a little tweaking to this top, or wait until I stop breastfeeding :) in order for it to fit the way it is intended to, or I just need to keep working on my sewing skills.  Fitting clothes for adults is a lot harder than it is for little children!  I made this top in size medium, based on my measurements, but I think it would have been better a little looser on me.  But if I wear the top backwards (with the button opening in front) it fits pretty great.  And the v-neck opening is more flattering on me I think!  Not bad for the second real item of clothing I've made for myself.

Next, I added the Gabrielle fabric leftovers to the bottom of a knitted tank I made years ago for my son, which my daughter now wears, and is a little short.  Now it will be a funky dress, but probably not for another year since it seems to be more a 2T-3T size. (This photo is pre-hemming!)

1 comment:

  1. LOVE IT! LOve the colors together. You have such creative ideas. Scrapbooking has always been my outlet but fabric and thread has been pulling me in other directions lately....