Another art smock has been made, using this book as a guide. I’m still not satisfied with the design changes I’ve made, but it is a colorful smock! Zuzu’s sixth birthday is this weekend and I wanted to finish it in time. She also needed an art smock for kindergarten this year, which begins next month!
Zuzu loves pink, which drove the color selection here. I added the green because pink and green are a great combination (or pink and brown). I used three different fabrics from my stash (I don’t recall where I bought them). I only had to buy matching thread and bias tape. I still think there is too much bias tape in this project. I didn’t use bias tape on the pocket or the top of the side fabric, but I need to cut even more extra fabric for this side next time for top and bottom seams.
I didn’t make long ties from the bias tape like last time, but instead used a pink button and made a small loop out of the bias tape. I think this looks better and she can put the smock on without adult help (as long as the button is already inside the loop – or even if it’s not, she could manage it on her own).
There are still more changes to be made – and luckily, I have more people to make these smocks for! Xander, Milo, and Liam are all going to get a smock – so, I’ll eventually figure out a good pattern that satisfies me. Eventually…