April is for aprons. Here is #2: the smocket.
I sketched out the pattern based on the original smocket shape from Amy’s Happy Things blog (Mayfly’s pattern pdf is sized for a toddler, besides the fact that we don’t have a printer) and measurements/adjustments based off the previous apron. This is not the most efficient way to measure and cut fabric, but it’s the best I could do, and it got the job done.
Notice how many times the lines shifted:
As with the last apron, I pinned the two layers together (right-sides together) before I started cutting. I cut half of the fabric, and folded over to double-check the symmetry:
I made two lined pockets, one for each side, and sewed them on before sewing the two sides together. If you’re following along my vague pseudo-tutorial, be sure to leave a 4″ (or so) gap open so you can turn it all right-side out.
Yup, it’s fully reversible. (Can something be only partly reversible??)
And in case you haven’t checked out the links to see what the finished product actually looks like on a person:
The two outer ‘wings’ of the bat shape criss-cross in the back to attach to the front shoulder bits. The original smocket has the two parts tie together at the shoulder; I’m adding buttons instead (four buttons: two sewn back-to-back, on each shoulder, with button holes on the outer wing straps).
For what it’s worth, here are my sketched out measurements, for a smocket for a small adult: