a mini {DIY} apron for Christmas

12.28.2012

Remember when I mentioned a certain little lady needing a little apron? Well, here it is!

Mini apron time!



Since her head is still so big (and the rest of her so small!) I decided against a pull over loop and I didn't want to take the time to make adjustable straps. SO, instead I made a button-hole! Easy on and off and it works like a charm.


Functional little pockets with shabby little bows.


It technically is reversible, but I didn't add a pocket to the backside. I'm kind of kicking myself for that now. Oh well, live and learn.


Here it is - the basic shape and measurements I guessed after measuring Ladybug for widths and lengths. I sewed it all together inside out (with straps inside) and left both side straps open when I sewed to put it right side out. Then I went over it with a top stitch to make it look pretty and to toughen it up - it'll be subject to a 2-yr old you know...

I was going to do a ruffle at the bottom but then just rounded it off. Perfect. The straps are also made with opposite fabrics. (Jeremy helped me choose the floral fabric from the hobby store, the polka dot is vintage from my grandma and the green pockets was hand-me-down polyester that I didn't have to hem - woot!)


Here she is! My little helper now has a perfectly sized apron to keep her from (*mostly) getting messy. With about 2 hours of work and $3, here is a great little gift!


*Ahem, I am sort of smitten.

3 comments:

  1. Great job girl! Looks really cute on her.

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  2. i love LOVE it!!! great job and great pic on fabrics-- she is precious! (love the slippers too, hehe!)

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  3. Anonymous12:57 PM

    Sooo cute!

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