For months, I've been snug inside pull-over sweaters and jeans, but a hint of warm weather over the weekend got me thinking about smocks again.
I didn't have a pattern, or any fabric for that matter, but why let that stop me? If Scarlet O'Hara and Maria (Von Trapp) can make gowns and garments out of curtains--then let's try.
Well, maybe not from curtains exactly. I went digging, and found a softly worn cotton sheet in the linen closet instead that worked perfectly well for my proto-type. I used Miss Violet (my manikin) to work out my the design details.
However, her shoulders are much broader than mine; she's built like a quarterback! I'll need to make alterations to the pattern I drafted. This turned out just a little bit big. Although I'll probably still wear it around the house because it's comfortable. So--a fun sewing project, and a blank canvas for some embroidery..later, maybe.
Perhaps the biggest challenge though, was getting a decent picture of it. After a few attempts with it hanging on the back of the door, I finally had the angle, the light, the camera, and then---some unexpected action. Say, "cheese."