Oh how I wish I had the brain power right now to properly gush over Amy's brilliant new book Bend-the-Rules Sewing. It has made me so happy to read glowing book reviews all over blogland and I've been dying for a few quiet minutes to add my praises to the mix and all I can come up with is holy crap it's good! and then I have to get off the computer. How about this... the patterns are so easy to follow that even the parent of a newborn can make a super cute project in one night.
Here's my Swing Swing Smock. I know it's for toddlers but I couldn't resist it so I scanned the pattern and resized it to Phoebe size. The fabric is a thrifted pillowcase and I had no binding on hand so I zig-zag'd under the edges and then added some pink rick rack. It was so easy and turned out so cute!
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