Thursday, July 25, 2013

My "Mock Smock"

Last year Danielle at My Sparkle wrote a guest post tutorial for what she called a Mock Smock.  I loved it.  I was still pretty new to this kind of sewing, but I thought it would be a good challenge.  So I measured, and sewed, and measured, and sewed some more (sound familiar?).

I stepped back, took a look, and that look said HUGE.  I got all the way to the buttons and hemming before I realized there was no way it was going to work...for that year, anyway.  So I put it away, and a couple of months ago I pulled it out, finished it up - and here we go!!

It's so light and breezy for summer.  And I really like the "fit and flare" of it with the little diaper tush.

I wish I could tell you, truthfully, how the tutorial worked out for me.  I think I found it clear and easy to follow, but it was a year ago.  And I have small children.  And mom brain.  It looks good anyway.

These last pictures kill me.  Is she going on 2, or 12?  or 16?

I demand you stop growing, child.  Immediately.  Your mother commands it.  And that makes it law.


  1. super cute:) And how fun is it to be able to pull something out that you made ages ago and find that it now fits? I loved the original, and this version is adorable on your little one:)

    1. Thank you! One of my worst sewing fears is making something too small - ha! She's always going to grow so if it ends up too big, at least I can set it aside.