Friday, October 9, 2009

Smocktober



As the Amy Butler pattern I ordered will not be posted for the next couple of weeks because the seller has gone on holidays, I will start a smaller scale project for Little G instead. I think I have enough material and bits and bobs in my stash to start something this small!
So smock instead of frock it is :)

I have a wonderful book called Amy Butler's little stitches for little ones and have picked out a little pinny dress with matching bloomers to make. I think it will look great on little G but I might shorten it as she is just learning to crawl and I wouldn't want her to get her knees caught up in it and face plant into the carpet!



There are so many different ways to make little smocky type dresses for bubbas, I think little G will have to get a walk in robe if I end up making all the ones I like! I particularly love the ones that criss-cross at the back (1.), I think you'd get a lot of wear out of this design as it grows with the child and even though it may start out as a dress they'll still be able to wear it as a top when they're a toddler. Little ties at the shoulder or back are cute and easy too (2. & 3.)



Unfortunately, given the free time I actually have to undertake such projects, I will probably only complete enough to fill a small drawer or maybe just a shoe box! Oh well, so long imaginary walk in robe, it's the thought that counts.

1. Eleanor Grace Designs 2. Three Yellow Starfish 3. Modern Bebe

1 comment:

Rosie said...

Can you make me one too? I don't need the bloomers, just the dress. Amy Butler fabric please (just not LOVE).