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?


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