That's just what she calls it, "a smock-shirt". "'Cause it's not really a smock, and it's not really a shirt. It's a smock shirt!" Right. It is just that. It's actually the Apron from Carefree Clothes for Girls by Junko Okowa (thankfully translated into English). The shape and pockets are straight from the book, but wanting to use this lightweight fabric for it, I made a lining as well. With a shirt underneath, it'll be a cozy extra layer for my Adelaide who loves to keep her arms free.
The wooden buttons on the pockets and at the back are from Wooly Moss Roots. This Horse Girl fabric by Heather Ross, Adelaide casually refers to as "my horse fabric," and rightfully so. I do my best to scatter the little pieces I have left of it here and there in the things I make for her so she'll be reminded of it often. Naturally, this pocket will fill up with wooden or plastic horses, or a bit of grain for the sheep, or an egg from the day. This girl - whether inside or out - is never without an animal in her pocket, on her shoulder or at her side. Usually real, but fake if it's all she's got. Trying my best to be an open-minded Mama helping my children see all kinds of possibilities they haven't even imagined yet for their future, I never can say for certain, of course....but goodness, something tells me that this girl of mine will always have a horse at her side.