Tuesday, January 27, 2009
"Smashing Smock" Give-Away
I made this terrific top for C. ... the very last of the Christmas sewing that had to be done.
She picked the fabrics and the Smashing Smock pattern from Anna Maria Horner's Seams to Me book, and I, feeling rather befuddled because of my hang-ups with following patterns, sewed. And it's cool, and cute, and comfy-looking ... comfy-looking because it's too small for C.
C. wears a medium, approximately a size 7, and this is too small across the top. I'm going to make her another and add about an inch in width to the front and the back. The pattern said this was a medium, but, of course, everyone has a different idea of what medium is ... and this medium isn't the same as a C. medium. I should have measured first.
Another note about the pattern, if you're inclined to make your own top (you should ... it really was easy once I got the hang of reading the directions ... and it'd be a great summer top, or year round top if you're in Florida) ... I found I needed more fabric than the pattern called for, almost a yard rather than 2/3 of a yard. I did add about 3" in length to the top, C. wanted it a little bit longer and more flowing.
I tried it on M., thinking perhaps she could wear it as a dress. Unfortunately, she's super-skinny and it didn't work, though we agreed that if it'd been narrow enough for her it'd have made a wonderful sundress.
There's no way in heck it'd fit me. Period. No way it'd have fit me in the last 15 years. Enough said.
And the boys ... well ... really not their colors, or style.
So the give-away ... if you would like this, or know someone it might fit, leave a comment and, if more than one person is interested in it, I'll draw a name on Friday afternoon. I realize this isn't the most exciting give-away, but it's a great top (or a roomy girls dress?) and I hate to just donate or toss it and I know of noone that it'd fit.
edited to add: this is a top for an adult, though it'd probably work as a dress for a girl somewhere around the ages of 6-10.