Our two year daughter had 4 birthdays, 3 parties to attend in a month, that is a lot of cake to eat!
The first of the four was a set of twins that live in our neighborhood and old MDO mates of E. G & A turned 2 in September and had a pool party in their backyard. It started raining at the beginning of the party, but, the sky soon cleared and the water fun commenced.
I am not good at buying gifts for children, I do not look at toys when I go to Target, ever. Not even for our own. I like buying books for kids, but, you never know what they already have, E has already received duplicate books!
I decided to make smocks for the twins, they may not think that they are that cool of a gift, but, their parents may appreciate them.
On George's smock, I used a navy pinstripe and red binding
Here is the back, yes, I used a zigzag because I did not think about using my walking foot. I do not care much for visible zigzag, but, he's 2.
Abigail's smock is a bird fabric that I really like and I have an entire bolt!
I used a rolled hem on the serger instead of binding the entire thing, it would have looked nicer, I do believe.
Moving on to the next birthday a few weeks later, a little girl turning 3. She goes to school with E, I figured she could fashion a skirt, because, really, who can't use a new skirt??
No sight of skirt since, but, hey, my intentions were good.
The next day, was the third party, for a boy in E's class. He got a smock as well.
Oh yeah, a thank you card and a play date invite!
*Smock pattern is from Amy Karol's first book, Bend the Rules Sewing.