Thursday, January 14, 2010

corduroy smock



I'd been itching to make another one of these from my Girls Style Book. I had this corduroy laying around with nothing better to do, so now it is a little smock. It wasn't quite enough fabric to make the pattern, so I had to cheat and piece the bias tape and also the pockets are turned wrong on the grain. That won't bother me too much. I'm just glad to get something practical made for the girls. They are both growing out of all their clothes.

I'm thinking long sleeve shirt layered underneath, and then paired with leggings (or a skirt and tights) with boots would be a cute look. Actually, I'd really like to make myself something along these lines (minus the ruffles of course). Seen any likely patterns? Better yet, made any? That look great on you despite the fact you are not a waif or a supermodel? Do share. I'm really trying to update my look after paging through this fashion forward flickr group of blogsters. Robyn and I have been emailing each other links to all kinds of boots. I think I could maybe do a cardi-tunic-legging-boots combo if I had the right tunic. But I digress...


Here's one of these little sweet Variation pendants with the smock. I hung them on colored ball chains I picked up on etsy and placed them inside our advent calendar at Christmas. The girls really loved them.


I was really thinking the smock might need a little something else. Like a little friend to go in the pocket? Or maybe just some Helen Dardik inspired embroidery on the pocket instead. Or leave well enough alone?

15 comments:

  1. Adorable, both the smock and the pendant. And I love, love, love the idea of the embroidery. Way to go!

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  2. What a cute smock! I, too, like the idea of the embroidery on the pocket... it's sweet, but not 'too much'.

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  3. I'm loving the pink dotted corduroy and what you drew on the picture looks pretty cute. I guess you could also try adding buttons or sew swirlies or something.

    Novita at http://blog.verypurpleperson.com/ often makes dresses like this and has a semi-tutorial on making them.

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  4. Very, very cute smock! I know it was because you were (cleverly) stretching the fabric, but I think my favorite part is the bias cut pockets.

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  5. I say go for the embroidery. Simple embellishment is never too much :).

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  6. you should add the little embroidered friend. so cute!

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  7. i am so liking the little stichery added! cute, cute

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  8. So cute! I love the pocket embroidery!!!

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  9. Nice, nice, nice! the embroidery IS cute, but no one would miss it if you decided to leave it off. that could be time spent making another project to share with us! ;)

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  10. I love that corduroy. I would love to make a project bag out of something like that! Adorable!

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  11. I love this. I have a big corduroy crush going on right now. I'd wear this for sure!

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  12. So cute! I love the friend in the pocket!

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  13. So gorgeous! I love the idea of the embroidery on the pocket... what a great idea!

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  14. sooooooooooo cute!!! i love!

    thea.
    xx

    www.spoonfulzine.com

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  15. Oh, no, the pocket friend is a MUST MUST MUST!! So perfect! The pendant is a great touch too. Great job!

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