Monday, May 10, 2010

pocket smock


Over the weekend I got the sewing itch so I cleared out the seedlings and unearthed my machine. The Little Miss is obsessed with pockets right now so I decided to make her a pocket smock so she can store all of the little 'treasures' she finds around the house. It's funny what she ends up with sometimes. About five minutes after I put this on her she had a wooden block and four little plastic speckled eggs weighing her down.

I used a vintage pattern and scrounged through fabric and notions I already had on hand. The flower print is from an old pillowcase and the gingham I thrifted a while back. The button on the front is leftover from this romper refashion. I love how it turned out and it was worth it to hear her excitedly yell, "Pockets!"

By the way, she is modeling it on the ledge of a freshly painted wall in our living room. It was a darker bright blue but now it is a light silvery blue (hard to tell in the picture). We still have to touch up the edges but I love the new color - its much more peaceful. Until I decide how I want to hang all of my pictures up they are leaning against the wall on the ledge.

I'm adding this to the elsie marley flickr group for the Kids Clothes Week Challenge.

9 comments:

  1. i don't know if that challenge is a contest...but if it is this dress should win, hands down! so sweet!

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  2. That is adorable! My oldest daughter has just brought me a Dick and Jane book to read to her and your little one looks just like the little sister, Sally, out of the book. Amazing work!
    (ps I'm visiting from the Elsie Marley Flickr page).

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  3. She's so cute! If she's anything like my little girl, those pockets will soon be filled with twigs and stones!

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  4. This is so adorable! The fabrics you used are just perfect, I love it!

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  5. This is so cute Stacy! How fun for her!

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  6. i made a dress today for my daughter and she asked where are the pockets! i guess i need to add them to everything

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  7. What vintage pattern is this from? It's just so sweet and wonderful! Great work!

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  8. thanks for all your sweet comments! bloomingheather - the pattern is Simplicity 3177 and you can get the exact one I have (a size 2) right here: http://www.ecrater.com/product.php?pid=5637738

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