15 February 2009
My niece got a play kitchen for her third birthday, so I made her an apron to go with it.
I used this tutorial (pdf) to get the size right (I hope), because I really have no idea how big kids are at different ages.
I used one of Aunty Cookie‘s printed panels for the front, and added a double welt pocket instead of a patch pocket, because I didn’t want to cover up any of the gorgeous pattern.
The back and the buttons come from Prints Charming.
I was so taken with the red-and-white freshness and the apron-ness (I know that’s not a word, but I mean the feeling that aprons incite, of determined and useful activity and competence and creating and yummy treats and fingerpaints), that I decided I needed one too.
Mine uses the pattern from Lotta Jansdotter’s Simple Sewing. It’s got cunning litle pleats and some side shaping so it’s ever so flattering.
And it’s reversible! I may never take it off.