Until it didn't. I was sick and tired of doing laundry, so I decided my little man needed a smock to keep from having to change entire outfits every time we got out the markers or paint. But everything I could find was expensive or not quite right, so I decided I could do better.
I give you: The Upcycled Art Smock.
Let me start by saying that I possess only very basic sewing skills. Seriously, if you can press the pedal on a sewing machine, you can make this.
I use "double fold" bias tape, which basically acts like a sandwich over the raw ends of the fabric. Or...more like a pita pocket since one end is sealed.
There's also something called "single fold" bias tape, but I have yet to figure out a use for it that would make me call it a miracle. Or a use for it at all. Though, I'm sure someone who actually knows how to sew could tell you what it's for.
Then I folded the strips over just a little bit on one end and sewed one onto the back edge of each side of the smock. Two short straps at the top near the neck, and two longer straps in the middle of the shirt, a few inches above the pocket.
What are you waiting for? Go forth and be super talented and awesome.