Wednesday, February 29, 2012

Too old for a bib

She's a little too old for a bib, but still too young to understand that getting carrot-marker-beetroot-glue-tomato-jam stains out is quite a chore. One her mother would really like to avoid.

Maybe this will help - I made a version of this smock pattern (bigger and longer to maximize coverage).

She's a happy bunny because she no longer has an anxious onlooker when she gets a bit adventurous with the cutlery. And I might be brave enough to go ahead with another painting session.

14 comments:

nest full of eggs said...

your daughter is adorable especially with her red curly hair.
by the way, I love your style of photography...
my daughter makes such a mess on her clothes while painting, using markers, eating, etc. that I sewed her 2 long sleeve smocks ~ they had to be long sleeve because she was staining her long sleeves
http://nestfullofeggs.blogspot.com/2011/10/art-smock.html
http://nestfullofeggs.blogspot.com/2012/01/another-art-smock.html
have a great day :)

Nova Melina said...

Such a cute girl. I love the fabric!

Sarah said...

i need something like this to allow to me to "chill out". you did a great job (love the orange buttons!).

lightbluegrey said...

Love the fabric and the girl inside!

Andrea said...

Such a cutie and a lovely dress!

Cirque Du Bebe said...

Cute smock, looks too lovely to get food all over it! I've given up making white shirts for my boys.

LEPÄÄVÄ ESTEETIKKO said...

Those colours are perfect, so perfect (also combined to her colours, not to mention the wall). I'm getting a smock fever of this post.

Di said...

Oh we have a couple like this- so easy to wear for summer too!

Lucinda Poel said...

Can I just say how much I love your daughter's hair? Both of my girls have stick straight hair, and those beautiful curls on your daughter make me swoon:)

brooke said...

LOVE this!

Tara-ComfyandPrettyBlog said...

May you show how to enlarge the pattern for bigger size like you did? Thank you

la casita said...

ahhh sweet!

Trula said...

@tara-comfyandprettyBlog. I've checked back on my pattern and compared it with the original one - it's difficult to explain, I am afraid. Maybe the best things to do it cut out a small version, hold it onto you child and just amend where necessary. Generally, you have to lower the neck and armpit seams and add extra length at the bottom or the top bits where the buttons go. Oh, I hope this makes some sense.

Jessica said...

Those dirty hands are so awesome! Adorable.