Tuesday, November 17, 2009
A Little Girl's Apron
I had a fun Saturday with my DGD--she spent the night, we went to a UNLV basketball game, our team won, and we played in my sewing studio. Part of the time she watched TV, played with legos, and chose designs and threads to stitch out on my embroidery machine. I chose some stash fabric that has been around for years--very lightweight seersucker that I really didn't care about. When we had stitched out quite a few samples from the built in designs, she decided she'd like an apron from the designs. Yikes! I had just cut up little scraps to put on the Hoop It All frame with sticky paper! No apron that day. But I later looked at my stash of patterns and found this pattern that I had purchased at least a year ago. I took the scraps we'd embroidered and made the reversible apron, using the scraps to embelish the pocket on the red print side and a larger piece as the pocket on the white seersucker side.
This is an easy pattern and comes with sizes for dolls, girls, and women. I think I may make her mom one too, but out of nicer fabric with more tasteful designs. I like the construction for this reversible apron--pretty easy and allows for some choices in fabric selection. I'm thinking a Christmas print on one side and a coordinating solid on the other. I MUST have something in the fabric stash that would be suitable :>)
I know that my DGD will love her apron, however, with the mementos of a sewing afternoon with Grandma. Can't ask for much more than that--for her or me! I do still have two Ottobre garments cut out and partially constructed for same DGD. These will be completed over the next day or so.