Friday, June 4, 2010

The Really Big Bib (aka Smock)

A couple of years ago, I picked up a smock at a garage sale for a dime. A dime! It was awesome. T was still little, so we (I) felt it was better put to use as a bib. A really big bib. It was my favorite diaper bag bib--the material is thin, mostly waterproof, it rolls up really small & it covers almost her whole body, so I didn't have to worry about a change of clothing in addition to her bib. Originally, I wanted to try this smock, but why mess with a good thing?  When I finally found a similar fabric at IKEA, I knew it was time to just replicate it!

And I replicated it in two different sizes...I wanted to have one a little smaller to give as a baby gift.

So here's my smaller version. I now need a baby to try it on to see if my pattern actually works (it looks a little narrow on T, but I think that's okay since a one year old should be narrower than her). I also made the bias tape for the first time too...that may not be my favorite thing to do.

And here's the big girl smock with packaged bias tape. T rarely wears a bib, so I'm pretty sure I'll hold onto this one for a smock.

Easily tied in the back so little ones can't yank it off.

Now a question.  Do any of you know what this fabric is called? It's thinner than Oil Cloth (it's thickness is similar to regular fabric), but still has a shiny/plasticy feel on one side & cotton on the other. I've heard about laminated fabric, but haven't gotten my hands on any yet.  This could be it?   Help? 
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  1. Love the smock! I've been looking for similar fabric for the same reason, though I don't know what it is called. If you need a baby to try it on, Aubrey can try it and then I can borrow the pattern. :)

  2. Fancy. Now you need to figure out how to turn it into an adult-size smock, but put the pocket on the back. It could be the new burp cloth for mom's with kids that puke all the time (ie both of mine).

  3. Jen, you are so crafty. I saw the nightgowns Amoreena made for her preemie nephew. I had to check them out on her blog, which led me to your's. Hope you guys are doing great.

  4. Yes, it's laminated fabric! How was it to sew on? I have a little bit that was given to me, but haven't tried anything with it yet. Amy Butler has some really cute choices in her newest line.