Does anyone think that Lukka should be holding a pitchfork in this picture?
Excuse the fading cat whiskers on Lukka's face, we had gone to the Children's Museum, er, the day before. I mentioned I went to a friend's house last Saturday for a little 'girls only' crafting day, and I had wanted to make these adorable Independent Smocks from Meg McElwee's Sew Liberated book for.ev.er. I love tools or items that the kids can manipulate and figure out themselves, and with all our craft projects and water play, I knew these would be useful. I traced + cut out 2 smocks in one night (the slowest part for me!) and pressed and sewed these during our craft day. The first one, with reading and following directions to the "t", took me about 90 minutes because I wanted to get it just right. The second, after I'd done one, only took me about 40. Meg's patterns always come out crystal clear and they are the only patterns I've followed thus far on my sewing adventure. I know I will make more of these in the future, as Lukka's is already a bit too small. Seems I waited too long to make his. Ahem.