Tuesday, August 31, 2010

Sewing: Smocket


I've loved the look and idea of a smocket for a while now. I think my girls would get some great wear out of them and they are so sweet - so i set to work following two tutorials i found on the internet.

Firstly this one: Reversible Pinafore Dress

and then this one: Happy Smocket

I kept the side seams though as found it was a better use of fabric (and i'm sure one to get the most i can out of my fabric)

This one was made from my Fabric Stash and i have made it reversible.
One side is a lovely natural linen with a pocket on it, and the other is a blue paisley with some basic applique trees - another skill self taught and needing more practice.


I love how the pocket and trees have turned out


This one was made for one of Emma's friends birthdays, Emma thought that Rio would like some clippies as well so i came up with this simple design of just wrapping thread around them then sewing on a button to match the smocket - Simple and affective.


I can certainly see many more of these being made in the future and think they look great with tights or over jeans and i love how you actually endup making two in one (and a note for the future to take more care top stitching oops!! )

and i think local mums would snap these up at the local markets too, right?

2 comments:

over it said...

Love the smock!

Hey you should nominate your blog for the the Best woman blogger of the year. Check it out at www.mumsontop.co.nz

Mummyzilla said...

I linked to this post, because I like your smockets - its here http://mummyzilla.blogspot.com/2010/09/smockets.html

Angela