Apparently I can get a lot done with my husband here in the house for 5 days. We sat down and made our Christmas gifting list and I set to work getting the projects done. I had been holding off on taking pictures of this sweet little smock hoping for some sunshine, but it doesn't look like any of that is in the near future, so here we are. (Click on the photos to enlarge them, it makes up a little for the lack of natural light.)
I used Alicia's smocket pattern for the body and some fabric that has been in my stash since I made the Fresh Tradition Doll Quilt .
I have to admit it is a lot sweeter than I expected it to be. I added buttons at the shoulders, I didn't think tying the ends together looked like it would be too comfortable on a Half Pint's shoulders. (And it took me an hour to work out how to use the fancy pants buttonhole foot on the Huskystar. It nearly beat me, but I won in the end.)
The elephant was a pattern in an old stack of Work Basket magazines I picked up sometime last summer. Since I didn't want to use the pattern up completely by ironing it on, I just put the fabric and the pattern on the window and traced it onto my fabric using one of those disappearing fabric ink pens.
That dotty elephant is after my heart. I am coming around to embroidery I think. (Why did I dislike it before?)
I added the pocket before sewing the pieces together (this is contrary to her directions), so that it is still reversible. If you add the pocket last, you would have pocket stitching visible on the reverse side.
Well, I am off to tend to Jack again. He is apparently never going to take a nap today. He also never wants to wear pants again, just in case you were dying to know. LOL