Sew straight stitches on the right side of the front piece. Do the same to the other front piece.
Since I didn't have enough of the printed fabric, the smock would end up too short if I hem it. So, what I did is I took a long strip of the plain fabric about 6" long and the width would be the entire width of the smock. Fold the strip crosswise right side together and sew straight stitches 1/4" on the short sides of the strip. Clip one of the edges as shown above.
Turn inside out and press.
Attach the plain strip of fabric to the smock by sewing straight stitches 1/4" away from the edge. Sew zigzag stitches to avoid fraying.
Topstitch if desired.
Fold a strip of fabric about 1" wide. Fold it as shown above and sew straight stitches just the way you would sew a bias tape.
Cut the needed length and pin it to the center of the back piece of the smock as shown above. Sew it on with basting stitches.
Get a strip of fabbric and sew it all around the neckline. Ideally, it should be cut on the bias but I didn't have enough fabric to make my own bias tape. I didn't have any bias tape of the same color on hand, either. Thus, you can see that I only used a long strip of fabric at least 1.25" wide.
Sew it on just as you would sew a bias tape.
Here's what we have right now.
This is the back side of the smock:
Now, it's time to attach the sleeves to the body.
Note: This is not a printable pattern. This is just an illustration of how I cut the sleeves of the smock.
Take the wrist cuff of your sleeve, sew gathering stitches (5.0) and gather. Get the wrist cuff (ivory plain fabric in mine), fold it in half crosswise wrong sides together. Sew both pieces together, right sides together, by sewing straight stitches then zigzag stitches.
Turn it over and topstitch.
Align the raw edges of the sleeve and sew it close using straight stitches and zigzag.
Take your art smock and the sleeve. Turn the art smock, wrong side outwards, right side inwards. Turn the sleeve piece, right side outwards, wrong side inwards. Align the raw edges of the sleeve holes of both art smock body and sleeve, right sides of both pieces facing together. Attach both pieces together by sewing straight stitches then zigzag stitches. Do the same to the other sleeve.
Sew on as much buttonholes you need. Sew on the buttons, too.
Sew on the pockets on each side of the smock.
Call your child so he/she can try it on! ^^)
It was easy to make! It took me longer to make this tutorial than actually making it.
I hope you liked today's post!
Next time, I will show you how I made my daughter's art smock which has a gathered bodice.