Thursday, March 20, 2008

Busy patch winter smock

Yeah, I know! This post was supposed to be about the first lot of sewing tips. Apologies, bloggy peeps. Real life got in the way of the blog this past few days, along with angst about the crap photos my pic-snapper was taking.....I had been setting, styling and taking the photos. But the pics I wanted weren't materialising.

So I consoled myself with some sewing. A little smock for the bub's winter wardrobe which I cobbled together over the last few days.


For this trick, I just followed my nose and a photo of a similar cut smock in a japanese kids fashion magazine. There's a lot of baby-wale corduroy (which Anna kindly sent me, thank you!) and the chocolate lollipop print that everyone's seen. I even added some light blue cotton voile as an underskirt, so that the kiddo's tights don't catch on the tiers of stitching underneath.


It looks really cute on her, but hanging on that hanger.......gah! A bit of a pattern explosion methinks. Ah well, might as well road test it first once it gets cooler. It's not a dud yet. Now, I'm on a mission to find a light blue or an apple green skivvy to match.


By the way, the sewing tips are still happening. As of yesterday, the nice geezer gifted me with a new camera to replace the old schonky one. I've been playing with it since and I think this one will do the trick. Just to demonstrate...


I couldn't have taken this photo of the kiddo with the old camera.

Okeydokes! It's back to the tedious house chores for me.

Tootles!

21 comments:

leslie said...

i love the kiddo's new winter smock. she is one lucky gal. and so are you ... new camera and all. enjoy!

sue said...

I like the new dress, it is quite cute.

claudine said...

What a fantastic smock, Jade! The mix of fabrics is just great. And a new camera! Wheeee!

Belinda said...

you'll have to join the S5 and the S2/3/5 flickr groups. I've picked up lots of hints n tricks in their forum. Nice smock, I'm sure it looks really cute on the bub. Hope you have a lovely Easter!

Di said...

I love the chocolate pinafore!! The more patterns the better I say!!

Congrats on the new camera and a great photo of the bub!

Not much crafting going on over here - brain dead when I get home from work!! But there is knitting group in Newburgh tonight I think I will go to = perhaps that way I'll get some knitting done - or perhaps I'll just talk lots!!

de vliegende koe said...

Wonderful smock Jade, lovely fabrics.
The bub (sorry) kiddo looks so sweet!

Donna said...

Gorgeous smock Jade. I luurv your stuff.

Thimbleanna said...

Holy Cow Jade -- have you even had that fabric for two weeks??? You're a speed demon. I LOVE it and I'm so excited that you could use it. Not too busy at all -- that's the style with lots of patterns playing off of each other. I think you're right -- pair it with a little green skivvy and it will be perfect. Sooo smart to do the underskirt too! Congrats on the fabby new camera -- have a great time playing -- I know you will and we'll be the beneficiaries!!!

Laura said...

Love the smock! How CUTE. Can't wait to see Camille in it. And woohoo, new camera. Good stuff. No excuses now! I've discovered some new sewing mags, as soon as I get my hands on them I'll post it on the blog. Can't wait.

Joanna Butchart said...

I like the smock and am a firm believer in children wearing as many bright colours as they can

Jelly Wares said...

szschYou're daughter is so gorgeous Jade!!! I love all of the fabric you used in her new smock dress... Looking forward to seeing a pic of her in it with her matching skivvy when the weather cools down a bit..

Jodie :)

Louise said...

Oh sweet, sweet face - she's beautiful!!! I love the smock and brilliant to add the under skirt! I think all the pattern is fab. There is something about that chocolate lollipop that just suits kid's clothing!

Katherine said...

Love the bub's new smock, Jade! Good idea adding an underskirt to prevent snags, I will have to remember to do the same when I sew some for my nieces.
Have fun with the new camera! I'm currently going through the frustration of a temperamental, needing replacing, pic snapper.

Abby said...

gorgeous smock.... but ohhh my those eyelashes wow!!!

Dena Berg said...

Oh so cute! Love the fabric and a new camera, cool!

A Spoon Full Of Sugar said...

What a lovely dress and lined in voile no less! Your daughter is going to look adorable in it. Corduroy always looks so warm. Hope you had a great Easter.

fiona said...

love the bubs smock! a tute please?? i would love to run a few of these up for the girls! good luck with the new snapper!

Corrie said...

oh I love the smock! a cute long sleeve tee and some leggings and she's set...its nice to have some bright colours!

I couldn't live without the special action man setting on my camera so that keira turns out looking still despite the fact she's turned her head 20 times already!

your little miss is looking grown up!

corrie:)

Sarah Jayne said...

You make such great clothes for your daughter - she's a lucky girl.

Cathy said...

I am loving that smock - love your colour combinations too. Your little one is just beautiful. I seriously have 'camera envy' now.

Agnes Sim said...

halo...a nice dress. 1st time visit your blog. Ur handmade stuff is awesome! I like it! ;-)