Friday, July 20, 2007

A Swing Smock


I ordered the new Bend the Rules Sewing book from Amazon when it first came out and was itching to make something from it. Something. Anything. I decided one night that it would be the swing smock. I tried to enlarge the pattern the best I could on our 3-in-1 printer, but unfortunately it has pre-set enlargement scales and none was quite right, even though I enlarged the enlargements.

It's a little short, but it fits Spenser and that's all that matters. She likes wearing it. She just doesn't like the camera too much. She ran around the house saying (in her most pip-squeaky voice), "No, Mommy. No, Mommy," as she giggled and ran through the house. Once in awhile shooting me a smile in her delight that I was chasing her and giggling with her.


And slid down the steps. Over and over ...


It's reversible, too. And, I made it completely from my stash (as is everything I've made lately) for the challenge. I just need to start adding to the flickr group.

13 comments:

Karyn said...

That smock is almost as beautiful as the model who's wearing it!!!

I'm looking forward to seeing all your photos on Flickr too *ahem*.

nikko said...

Cute, cute, cute! I can't decide which is cuter. Spenser or the smock. ;o)

Cici said...

very cute. both the smock and the little cutie pie wearing it.

kirsten said...

what a goof. cute smock!

Heidijayhawk said...

nice smock! awesome model!!!

Katie Jean said...

ooh it's so cute and so is spenser!

you better get to adding them to flickr missy.

laeropor5t said...

Cute - smock and girl. I ordered BTRS from my local Borders (so I could use my coupon) last Saturday but it still hasn't arrived yet. Hurry up, postman! I have things to make!

Sonja said...

My copy arrived on Tuesday. Soon, I'll get to it. Soon. As soon as I need a break from The Big Quilt!

amandajean said...

Spenser's smock is adorable. and she is too.

FinnyKnits said...

I get the hint alright! GEEZ!

I have that cherry fabric. I have a goddaughter about Spenser's age. I have a lot of other scraps that would do well to be put to use.

FINE - I will get this book and make this smock. FINE!

Thanks Lera - always with the cute ideas.

Mirre said...

It looks lovely on her!
I'm still waiting for my book to arrive...

randi said...

I love smocks! Making this reversible is great for when one side gets messy!

linda lu said...

Hello there! I just jogged over from fluffy flowers. I'm so glad I found you. What an exciting life you must have with 6 kids! The smock is very nice. I love that the sky is pink by the way.