Friday, 17 February 2012

Never too young….

It was my sister-in-laws birthday a few weeks ago  and on a suggestion from my own, ever wise Mum, I embarked on making her an apron…and a matching one for my seven month old baby niece. I cannot even begin to convey to cuteness of seeing a pic of the two of them together in their aprons.  I also think this particular project is getting me some way towards my mission to make my niece a baking and crafting genius. Start them young, I say!

 Making the aprons was really simple. I used some provincial rose fabric in green from Cath Kidston for the main apron pattern and then some of the Clarke and Clarke sage green spotty fabric for the pocket (off cuts are perfect for this). I used one of my own aprons for the shape for my sister-in-laws apron (I simply drew around it with pencil onto the back of the fabric leaving an extra couple of centimetres to fold over and stitch) and then scaled hers down to make a pattern for the baby size. The straps for the baby apron were made from sage green bias binding, folded and stitched along the edge and I bought some apron ties from my local haberdashery for the big apron.

This was so simple to do, great fun and a lovely present for the mini bakers in your life!

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