Saturday, 27 September 2014

FolkModern Art Smock

Any toddler who is as messy as our 2yo Hurricane, is in need of an art smock. Back in my childhood, we simply used one of Dad's old long-sleeve shirts, with the sleeves rolled up. Nothing fancy, but worked a treat.
I don't know what school kids are doing these days, but i came along this great old Simplicity pattern (4286) which includes and art smock for ages 3-8.

It was super easy and quick to make and i reckon should keep the paint and whatever else the Hurricane gets his little hands into, off his good clothes! I made it using some mid-weight FolkModern by Ellen Luckett Baker for Kokka (made in Japan) that i had left from another project (My Mum reckons he can lay on the bed with Harvey and totally blend in!). I used some bias binding that was a bit bigger than what the pattern suggested, but again, i had it in my kit and didn't want to make any new binding up before using this first. I reckon the thinner bias binding will look much better.

I like that it has two simple ties on the back and a pocket on the front. I'll be able to make new ones as he outgrows them. I can recommend this's great!

Linking up with:
- Amanda Jean for Finish it Up Friday and
- Lorna for Lets Bee Social


  1. oh that is so super cute - has to be the nicest art smock around! I really wouldn't be wanting any paint on it!

  2. We used Dad's old T-shirts when I was a kid – same idea.
    Cute smock. I wish I knew a toddler to make one for!

  3. This is so cute, the fabric is fantastic.


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