Welcome to my blog if you’re checking in from Sew Mama Sew for May Giveaway Day! I’m Amanda, and I am happy to have you stop by. I have a 16 month old son who is into just about everything, especially if it involves water or dirt- but preferably both. It was high time for me to sew the mud pie chef his own smock… or double his wardrobe because the washing machine (read: me) just couldn’t keep up. I didn’t want to buy a pattern, so I made one using a favorite T-shirt as a guide for sizing. I made a few different versions of the smock, one in quilting cottons, one actually quilted, and one out of an old vinyl tablecloth. I think I will also try a PUL backed terrycloth smock, kind of like a gigantic bib. I will post a tutorial up on the site tomorrow showing the whole process from drafting a pattern to sewing the smock. I hope that it will inspire you to spend a nap whipping up a smock like this for the kiddos in your life.
For the Sew Mama Sew May Giveaway, I will be sending along my Busy Bee Smock pictured above to one lucky winner! The smock is quilting cotton weight, washable (duh!), and would fit an average toddler, sizes 2T – 3T for sure, and probably up to 4T (but I don’t have a 4T model to test that out on). All you have to do to win is enter a comment that answers the following question: “What do you spend most of your time sewing? Do you wish it were something else? If so, then what?” One winner will be chosen at random to win. The contest follows the Sew Mama Sew guidelines: the contest starts on May 17th and runs until May 20th, a winner will be announced on May 21st and I will ship the smock out by May 24th (I don’t ship internationally). Make sure to leave your e-mail address in the comment box or else I won’t be able to contact you if you win. You may only enter once! Good luck, and thanks for stopping by! I hope to see you around here again soon!