Starting school is fast approaching - the leisurely days of summer are slowly coming to an end and I have started making school items, best not to leave it to the last minute...
Miss A chose bright and colourful for her smock, I was not so sure about the scale (and brightness!) of the print but when I produced it for her the next morning she declared it to be "so beautiful Mummy" - so I no longer cared if it was a print I really loved - she clearly does.
Miss L chose a gorgeous linen with raspberry baushkas - much more 'me' in colour this kid!
This piece of fabric was part of a giveaway I won from the lovely Belinda a while back and was the perfect size for this smock with contrasting sleeves.
I lined the front with interfacing as it was a little light for potential paint spills.
The pattern is from Oliver + S 'Little Things to Sew' book - which I had on my wish list for Christmas in 2010 and 2011 and my birthday list for last year - I treated myself post-Christmas and bought it as well as the new Colette book - since Santa didn't bring them!
As is usual - the finish is lovely - with a bias-trimmed facing at the neckline to make it all sit beautifully.
I made the medium and chose to lengthen the sleeves and also made it so it had no opening at the back - thus it slips straight over the girl's head.
I figured a prep teacher has enough to do without having to fasten the snap/velcro on 20 art smocks!
Next up - library bags, then perhaps a large tissue holder, for me of course! ;-)