Wednesday, April 18, 2007

Smocket Real Good


Smocket real good.

I sewed a Smocket for Spenser. I had been wanting to make her one, but was waiting for the "perfect" fabric. You know how it is. I decided the perfect fabric was this sheet.

I made the reverse side in white cotton with a pocket to match the front. I had to use Velcro at the top instead of tying at the shoulders (because I forgot to add seam allowance), which is fine. It makes it easier for Spenser to remove it. A million and one times. Don't get me wrong. She loves to wear it. It's just more fun to take it off.

And this lovely parcel came from Karyn. Remember when I was sad (complaining?) that I didn't have enough of the blue dotted fabric for the boys' Easter tie and the baby's Easter outfit? Well, look what came in the mail yesterday. Some more of that lovely Dotty Dot fabric. (She's the one who originally sent me the first bit.) What a friend! Thank you, Karyn. But, next time could you send it overnight so I can make the ties? (just kidding)

14 comments:

Karyn said...

You are very welcome. I'm glad you like the package. I'm going to go and e-mail you my real comment now :)

Anonymous said...

for any of you who do not know this woman personally, let me tell you something. She is amazing!! she watched my 3 year old along with her Sawyer, Spencer, Mason and then my 5 year old came home from school with her Jack, Carter and Taylor. Yes that makes 8 kids! She had my kids for about 3 hours. When i picked up my kids, her house was clean, dinner was started and everyone was hanging out together. Laura is such a wonderful friend and mother. Thank you so much for all that you do!!! I am so thankful to have you as my "best" friend!!

Felicia said...

She is so adorable in that little fluffy flower outfit! Karyn is the bomb! :)

christy said...

aw, you're so nice kim. laure is a super mom. i'll talk to her on the phone and just sit and relax while she's running around doing a million things while talking to me.
i love the dotty dot fabric. i needs to get me some.

capello said...

now smocket into shape, shape it up, get it straight, go forward, move ahead, catch your direction, it's not too late, to smocket! smocket good!

Katie Jean said...

I love the "smocket real good". But now I have that song in my head thanks to capello! That sheet definitely was perfect for the project.


And karyn sent some really nice things too!

beki said...

Cutie patootie smocket!

DaisyCake said...

I love the smocket --- and the smocket model is adorable! She looks pretty pleased with her new garb!

jojo* said...

Oh goodness, what a cutie. That smocket is adorable on her. Fun mail, too--lucky bum!

Alicia A. said...

She looks so cute! (That little flower among the gaggle of boys- she always makes me smile.)

amandajean said...

oh, that smocket is great! love the fabric you chose.

African Kelli said...

She is just so cute, and so is the photo with all of your children. I am amazed by your never-ending energy Lera!

lindiepindie said...

AAAACK! That is so cute! Is that her little birthday crown she's wearing as well? Cutie.

vintagechica said...

How the heck did I miss this?!?!? What a cute smocket! And of course I love the fabric...just perfect. You continue to amaze me with all that you accomplish. You rock!