Back to School Tour: Painting Smock

It’s my turn on the Back to School tour! Deb and I are co-hosting another tour all based on the back to school theme. For today’s post I decided to make a painting smock.

Painting smock for Back to School sewn by Lulu & Celeste

There are over 30 bloggers taking part in the tour this time! It’s always so much fun (and well, work) when there are that many bloggers on board as you get to see so much inspiration. So far there have been supplies like totes, pencil cases and baskets, as well as lots of clothing! So much fun! Check out what I made and then scroll down to enter the giveaway!

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Back to School blog tour

Call Ajaire * The Wholesome Mama * Sew and Tell Project * BLAVERRY * DIY Crush * Phat Quarters * Mahlica Designs * Handmade Boy * Kaleidothought * The Berry Bunch * Filles A Maman * Sprouting JubeJube * Sew Happily Ever After * Tales of a Tester * 5 out of 4 Patterns * The Crafting Fiend * Create 3.5 * Sew Sophie Lyn * Sweeter Than Cupcakes * Wining Wife * Paisley Roots * The Eli Monster * Cindy Parrett Blog * Sew Starly * Élégantine! * Gracious Threads * Lulu & Celeste * Sewing By Ti * Amazing Adventures with Bubba and Bug * Simple Life Pattern Co. Blog * Inspinration * Mama You Can Make it For Me * Moon Star

A painting smock is on Silly Bean’s school supply list and the one she had last year for Kindergarten is too small so a new one was definitely needed. I started this one a few months ago, and finally got around to finishing it this week.

This is the Flower version of the Puperita Apron Smock*. The Flower version of the painting smock has raglan sleeves and is super easy and fast to put together, the Bear version has regular set-in sleeves.

Painting smock
Yeah, I know, I need to go back and fix the binding

The pattern also comes with two different pocket styles but I decided to leave them off. The flower version does include a flower applique but I decided to make my own butterfly applique. I like the look of free motion applique (FMA) so that’s what I did.

butterfly free motion applique

FMA is fun to do, it’s a little liberating in that you don’t need to have perfect lines. I like how the stitching has that hand-drawn look. I made the butterfly myself and will share a template and tutorial soon, but the butterfly is a pretty simple shape.

The painting smock is meant for Silly Bean who is 6, however she refused to get photos in it when I needed them. Miss V gladly let me take a couple pictures but she’s only 3 and roughly a foot shorter than Silly Bean, lol. The painting should come to just above Silly Bean’s knees.

Painting smock sewn by Lulu & Celeste

Of course, I say she gladly let me take photos of her but naturally she wouldn’t stand still or stand in the nicer spot on the deck. Lol

Check out the rest of today’s stops on the tour:

Filles à MamanSew Happily Ever AfterTales of a Tester5 Out of 4 PatternsThe Crafting Fiend

Thank you so much to all the sponsors for this tour!

Back to School Tour Sponsors

Today’s prize is 1 PDF pattern* from StitchART (The Crafting Fiend) and 1 PDF pattern* from 5 Out Of 4 Patterns

*excludes bundles

Runs from August 24 12:00 am EDT  until August 25th at 11:59pm EDT.
a Rafflecopter giveaway

Many of the sponsors are also offering discounts this week! Head on over to this post for all the details.

There are even more giveaways and a link up happening!

Head on over to Sprouting JubeJube to get all the details!

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16 thoughts on “Back to School Tour: Painting Smock

  1. Kids will be kids! Silly Bean will be so happy to sport her new shirt when the time comes. I’ll bet she’ll even be very careful not to get it too messy! Purple is my color, so I love it too!

  2. Great smock…she will be the best smocked kiddo at school!!!
    The fabric is so pretty!! Your butterfly is so cute too!

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