Monday, March 21, 2011

Spring is in the air...

S has recently begun painting classes at our local children's museum. She loves the class but hates the mess. Being a stylish girl, S absolutely refuses to wear the t-shirt cover-ups that the good people of the Portland Children's Museum provide for the little artists. And so it was with great excitement that I found a pattern for the perfect art smock in Liesl Gibsons Little Things to Sew
This version was made as a gift for a friend's 2 year birthday. Fabric is Central Park by Kate Spain. I love love love this line of fabric, and actually all of her designs are so pretty and so fun. In my opinion, perfect for a child's garment.

S chose both fabrics for her own smock. The main fabric is sugarpop by Liz Scott. Also a fun and sweet collection.
You may notice that s is wearing plastic high heels. Underneath the smock she is in full ballerina regalia. The only time I can get her to wear normal clothes is when we are out and about. At home she is either in pretend dress-up clothes, tutus, or her favorite jammies and nightgowns.

My husband's co-workers/friend is due any day now. These bibs are loosely based on the travel bib in Amy Butler's Little Stitches for Little Ones. I had the trims on hand and the fabrics are left-over scraps from other projects. They are backed with terry cloth so they should be pretty absorbent. This was a fun and quick project that makes me wonder why I have not attempted making bibs before. Ah well, poor baby B is still using the old and stained bibs handed down from S who was a very drooly baby.

The title of this post is really wishful thinking. It is still cold and wet in our little corner of the great northwest. Sometimes we will catch a glimpse of the sun. These glimpses may last a few minutes, maybe even an hour, but when it does show, I am left happy and hopeful.
Thanks for stopping by and happy spring!


  1. This turned out really cute. The smock looked like one of the more interesting projects. Post if you end up trying the bag or the hat!

  2. Just clicked over to your blog - this is a great idea! I should make my daughter a waterproof smock for the PCM water room...the ones they have now are HUGE and fit terribly, and she spends most of our visits in there getting soaked. Would also be good to prevent face paint stains. ;)

  3. kristin, the smock is a quick and easy sew. i'm thinking of making one in laminated cotton too.


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