Feel free to post any finished objects (or even WIPs) to the flickr group here
Background: When I went to SAW this last year (I feel like a lot of my posts start out this way...) I used/wore a smock during my classes; I made the smock last year and briefly blogged about it here. I have found the smock to be incredibly useful and wear it when ever I'm crafting (especially with the kids, the pockets are like having another two pairs of hands).
|Original smock, still in heavy use|
|Back of the green smock, front of the purple smock.|
|My fabulous drawing of said smock. I'm sure will be worth millions (of pesos) one day|
Thoughts on writing the tutorial: Writing my first tutorial was really difficult. I kept thinking "what would I want to know?" and tried to use that as a guide. However, I usually want to know too much too quickly. Therefore, I split it up into 3 sections: 1) overview/materials/supplies, 2) quick and dirty diagrams, 3) detail instructions.
Where possible I also tried to include both drawings and pictures of what was happening (example below, how to make a bias fabric trapezoid).
|Hoping this doesn't look like a diagram of a football play|
|Basically, this is a real image of the drawing above.|
|Using a large shirt is preferable, just as long as it's not falling off...|
|I purposefully made this smock rather plain; rickrack can be your friend.|
|The pocket fabric is one of Anna Maria Horner's; I have a girl crush on her, it's true.|
Happy smocking! and special thanks to Maya for her encouragement.