I was very excited when my copy of Amy Karol's (angry chicken) new book, Bend the Rules Sewing arrived in the mail. Thank you Amazon! I couldn't wait to get out the sewing machine & I was extra excited when I saw that there was a smock pattern in it. I love smocks. I think smocks are reason enough to have a little girl. Anyway, I have been having an amnesty on buying new fabric until my fabric stash shrinks & so I found myself in a spot of bother. I had a fantastic piece of fabric that would be smock-tastic, but it wasn't the right size (as the smock is made of one piece of fabric). So in the spirit of the book I decided to 'bend the rules', making my smock out of 3 pieces of fabric, with contrasting racing stripes (which match the binding) down the sides.
I am quite happy with the results, although the smock is way to big for Willow now, darn it. I think I will have to play with the pattern & see it I can shrink it down to her size.
On the sleep front, Willow went down without a peep last night & after needing re-settling once(!) early in the evening slept through until after 7am-bliss!