Clean, neat and tidy for art at school of course - what did you think I meant??
The smallest needed an art smock for school so I let her loose in the stash and didn't even baulk when her love of all things green lead her to some of my Sandi Henderson stash.
|Long enough to cover her dress so there should be no accidental spillages.|
I used the ever-reliable Oliver+s smock pattern - from Leisl's book, Little Things to Sew, a brilliant book full of well considered projects that are beautifully executed.
I made the large - I have made the mistake before of making a smaller smock only to have to make another the following year.
|Two size 16 snaps keep it secure.|
Because it's still a little large I added two snaps at the back so it keeps it a little more secure on her shoulders, when she's bigger she can just do up one snap.
|Painting the toadstools in the garden...|
She is absolutely loving school - I've never seen her so happy and full of joy.
She bounces around the house singing at every opportunity - it makes my heart feel warm.
Oh, and the poses and props in these photos were entirely of her own doing!
I've also made a couple more back to school items - a new library bag for both her and her little friend. Both were very happy to have their names on them, it's still a novelty.
We teamed it up with classic Roald Dahl for a nice little birthday gift that both the birthday girl and her lovely mum appreciated.
|Excuse the late night dodgy iPhone pic!!|