I'd love to make it a regular feature on Fridays to show a finished project that I've recently managed to complete, but I'm not quite delusional enough to think I could pull that off very often. Today I can actually do it. Though not the best of pictures, I wanted to post a shot of my Squam smock, if nothing else to prove to Cal Patch and my classmates that I actually did finish it! Cal is such a fun, relaxed and reassuring teacher. She's got this wonderful slow drawl that would make you swear she's from the south even though she's a New Englander. Unfortunately, I chose the wrong size pattern and my smock is too big, but I'm already working on a smaller size and hope to finish it up in a few days. I think this one will be okay to wear layered over top a long-sleeve t-shirt and jeans when the weather turns cool again. This is such a fun pattern to make and the other patterns in Cal's book, "Design-It-Yourself Clothes" look just as do-able. Cal has made the whole project easy and with just enough detail work to keep it interesting. With the exception of the sleeves, all the seams are French-seamed, which makes for such a tidy garment on the inside and I love the pockets. (Every top should have pockets, in my opinion.) I'm way past the age of wearing something this short as a dress, but love the look of wearing it as a tunic with leggings or jeans.
|(A not quite 5 year old me - in a mama-made dress that I remember to this day. It was yellow cotton pique with a white pique collar-and I loved it!)