I am always surprised and feel a bit lucky when I finish a sewing project and it actually turns out…because I am a super-novice. And I don’t mean that in a super-hero sense, I mean that in an “oh my word I made something and it doesn’t totally suck! hurray!” way. So I was delighted to finish this little toddler apron for Kaya for her 2nd birthday…(never mind that I had intended to have it finished for Christmas!)
…and even more delighted that she loves it.
Following patterns is not exactly my strong suit though, and I made several changes. Rather than making my own ruffle, I sewed on one that I had left over from another project. I cut two of each of the pattern pieces (except the belt) so that the whole apron is lined, and rather than sewing the neck straps I used some pink ribbon (that I also used on the pockets for a more coherent look).
The fabric was on clearance at Hobby Lobby.
All in all, a fairly simple and straight forward project, made somewhat complicated by my old machine that likes to randomly get all tangled up inside and sometimes throw in some extra-long stitches (making portions of the apron look like my toddler made it herself! ha!). One of these days I’ll have to invest in a new machine, but for now I really enjoy using my old one that was a birthday gift to my mom when she was a girl. 🙂
Have you been creating anything fun lately?
P.S. Have you seen the adorable rainbow cake tutorials floating all over the internet? I made one for Kaya’s birthday, again *loosely* following instructions I found on Martha Stewart’s website. It was so bright and fun – and not difficult at all! Although, I must admit, it had a definite lean..:) Uncle Sam called it the “Dennis Rodman’s Head” cake…:/…but anyway, I definitely recommend trying it for a little one’s birthday or other celebration.