Anyways, here's Kian in his new smock top....just in time to catch the drool from the FOUR molars wreaking havoc on this poor kid.
I just love the simplicity of this smock....
This is Kian's "Praise The Lord" move. :)
I put the smock on him and he looked down at the front patch and started growling like a tiger. :)
He loves tigers and lions.
Here comes some drool!!!
If you look closely, you can see wet spots on the smock already. It's working hard! You'd be able to see it better if this fabric wasn't so great at masking the wet spots, but that's a plus!
His whole mouth is rimmed in wetness!
I need to fix the neck on the next one I do. It needs to be higher and the shoulders closer together.
One day he wore this to our friend's house (who loved it....so there, ZAC!) and by the time we left, the WHOLE top half was soaked. I was glad the poor boy wasn't walking around with half his shirt needing to be wrung out.
I backed it with flannel so the wetness never reaches his shirt. We have lots of scrap flannel around here!
Melanie from Our Ash Grove and Jules from A Little Crafty Nest each posted tutorials for their version of this smock (HERE's Melanie's tutorial, and HERE's Jules' tutorial). Each was made a bit differently. I used Jules' tutorial for my starting point since if was fashioned in a way similar to how I fashion my homemade patterns. I think the only change I made was that I left a small opening on the bottom edge for turning instead of leaving the whole bottom open as Jules does hers. Thanks Jules and Melanie for the tutorials and inspiration!