My friend Tamara has twins about the same age as my little Dinah. Their birthday was recently and she commissioned me to make a couple of aprons for her girls to go with their new play kitchen. I did some apron research and sent her a few examples I had found out there. She definitely wanted something girly and fun and a bit retro. Here is what she settled on:
So, I headed to the fabric store with fruit on my mind. I sent her a few pictures of random fruit fabrics…
…and she choose the last one. The sweet cherries on the pink polka-dot background.
My immediate thought was to make both aprons with the same “main” fabric and use different accent colors for each girl.
I liked the tutorial and didn’t do much differently. I kept the same basic shape with the contrasting waist sash. (Though I chose to do long ties instead of velcro to make them more girly looking.)
And I (of course) made the wide bottom edge ruffle.
I also liked her idea for using velcro at the neck in order to make the apron adjustable.
And, of course, they needed pockets.
I added the little ruffle at the top for more contrast and extra girly-ness. And each apron is personalized with an applique and embroidery. (Thanks to my new machine!)
All reports came back positive…the aprons were a hit and the sweet, little ones didn’t want to take them off! Dinah was a great model for me and it looks like I’ll be making some girly aprons of my own.