I'm Janimal, happily gainfully employed Momma to a sweet girl. Livin' it up in Atlanta with a great husband and a good job. Sometimes I make stuff and here's my spot to show it off! Life is good, so I'm sharing....

Monday, May 17, 2010

Toddler Smocktop


Here to show you another toddler smocktop. (Tutorial HERE)

Sorry I have been a bit MIA. I haven't had much time lately to create new things or to blog about the few things I have managed to create.

Yesterday, one of the women I met through the local chapter of the ASG (American Sewing Guild) invited some of us over to help thin her fabric stash a bit. It was wonderful! Fabric shopping, with no cash register. I actually felt a little embarassed when I saw the HUGE pile I had picked out. But the hostess of the destash was so gracious, and simply asked me to send her pictures of items I made from her gift. There was some gorgeous printed seersucker, just perfect for a sweet toddler girl. So last night, after bedtime, I whipped up a cute little top for Delilah.

She looks pretty happy, right?

Not so happy in this next one:

We like to call this next look "Blue Steel"

Haha. Here is a shot of the back criss-cross of the shirt:

Now, this little criss-cross smocktop takes about 20 minutes total to make. That includes cutting time! And did I mention it's reversible? I used two different coordinating seersucker prints for the top.

My tutorial for the top is HERE, along with a link to original pattern by MayFly.

If you are so inclined, check into your local sewing groups! I have met wonderful women through joining my local group -- and what a bonus to get all this gorgeous fabric!
Later skater,

make it wear it


  1. Cute style & cute fabric! Thanks for linking to Craftastic Monday!

  2. That fabric is adorable!! I seriously need to start working on some summer clothes for my girls- this smock top is on my list.

  3. Fabulous! Totally Love it. I love handmade projects whether its crafts, food, and anything else!


  4. Thanks for linking up to Tot Tuesdays! What a fabulous shirt for summer! I hope you’ll join me again next week! ☺


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