A love for aprons should start early I say. That is why I made this apron for Olivia's second birthday and why I plan to build upon Rylie's apron stash in the coming months. I used a fat quarter from the Good Folks collection for the bodice and the skirt is leftover from this project. I love both of these fabrics, especially together, and I am making a public challenge to myself to spend out, and use up my stash of precious fabrics that I am subconciously saving (hoarding.) It's along the same lines as never using the special china, the well-pressed linens. Everyday is special occasion enough I think. I want to live that way. I love this apron and so does Rylie, and I think Olivia will love it too. An apron makes a great gift for a 2 year old (for anyone, really) Here are some notes about the process:
* the back is lined wth the same fabrics making the apron double-sided. Probably not necessary in the future if I am short on a certain print.
* I used velco on the neck closure because I didn't have enough of the yellow gingham to do a stretchy-over-the-head jobby. I have mixed emotions about velcro. It is as scratchy as it is functional. Another option would be to tie it at the neck as it does at the waist.
* I sewed both the bodice and the skirt in the seams of the sash, but this was tricky with a lot of profanity involved. I think an easier way would be to fold the sash in half lengthwise, stitch around and then attach it to the other components. Again, it would not be double-sided this way, but I think that is ok.
And, on a COMPLETELY unrelated note:
*And does anyone in California (or visiting California) want to take a houseboat sailing adventure with us? Seriously.