Thursday, February 25, 2010

ambition + persistence = success!



It pays to be determined. I surprised myself and have made a smock bib. It has been tested, washed and a success! What I learned - making your own bias binding is not a good idea. This part took the longest. Now I just need to use the rest of the fabric and make one more. I am thinking I would make the back attachment a tie on version but then a Velcro is much quicker with little ones. Will have to think of a less fiddly way. Also the neck bit could snug his neck more but then it would not suit him as he got older... WIll work on these two ideas.

On the other hand the big boys in this place think I should attach Velcro strip to the bottom edge of the smock bib and to the edge of the high chair table. They think this would be an ultimate mess control factor. I think it is NOT A GOOD IDEA! I can see it getting unhygenic and the little man playing with it all feeding time. If you can think a reason not to do this - drop me a line. I need some more ideas to assure them it is NOT a good idea!

11 comments:

Simone de Klerk said...

such an adorable little man that is really growing up. What a smile!!!

Jo in TAS said...

Perfect fit!

Jantine said...

If the little man hates to wear a bib, like mine did, he will find out how to open the Velcro! I would recommend you go for the tie!

Marita said...

Looks great and does the job. Love the big polka dots!

Debs said...

Looks like a big grin of approval to me ;-) Well done mum.

clare's craftroom said...

How could it not be fantastic on such a cute little thing !

Kelly said...

100% agree on the fab idea for attaching to the table- my bloke would love that!!!! i love that! youre on to something! lol

Handmade by Mai said...

Ooooooh I love your little man and of course I like your bib

Lulu said...

What a good idea for babies who like to feed themselves. Nice photo.

picklesticks said...

The answer is snaps! Easy for you but not him. I think the bib smock is a very practical idea and I have been tempted of late to do something similar for my little man.

I have made my own bias binding before, but I used a little metal tool that you thread the fabric through, it folds it perfectly and then you iron it as it comes out the other side. All very technical, I know :P

Um, yeah. Attaching clothing to furniture is never a good idea (finish of random thoughts from picklesticks).

CurlyPops said...

He looks so happy in his new bib!
Have you considered snaps?