The Art Smock

You will have to excuse the colourful front on this white art smock. It has been used well used!  A fabric store near me was going out of business a few years ago and I picked up some waterproof-backed white terrycloth. The kind that is really nice to use for baby change pads. Turns out is is nice to use for art smocks too! They are lined with some brightly coloured random fabrics that I had in my stash at the time.

The pattern is based on one that I’m sure you are used to by now – the Burdastyle Sophia pattern that I use for everything.  The three-quarter length sleeves are great because they have an elastic cuff and fit over just about anything – including rolled up sweater sleeves.

I just love the tiny toes peeking out in this photo!

The back is fastened with a long strip of velcro, so it is adjustable, and will hopefully make them last for a few years, size-wise. The tunic length is just right for our after-art tradition of “washing” the brushes and paint containers in a bubble filled sink.  No more wet clothes hurray!

Messy kids with clean clothes = happy mom.  Happy mom = more art projects without fear of disaster (or more laundry). More art projects = Happy kids! It’s good all around!