Monday, February 18, 2013

guest contributor: something for the easter basket


Starting off our first week of Spring-time inspiration, the girls are back!! My little peach in Portland is getting so big but I'm fortunate that her momma keeps me updated on her big accomplishments (already signed up for preschool!!). This month, Kimie walks us through a sewing project that is fitting for this future cook. 

My 2-year-old is really into "cooking" and I decided to make her an apron to stick in the Easter Basket this year. I thought it would be special for her to wear it when we cook our Easter meal together. As much as I love Pinterest, I had trouble finding an easy to read editorial for an apron, and I ended up buying a pattern at a local quilting store. Turns out buying a pattern is a great investment! I'll do my best to summarize the project but really encourage you to grab one for yourself at Sassy Little Sisters (Child's Apron, size small).


This pattern came with all of the templates I need and here's a quick tutorial on getting one done for yourself:


  • First step: cut out the pattern sizes you need, pin them to the fabric, and cut out the fabric for the apron and facing, two ties, pocket, neck strap and ruffles. 
  • Next, fold the neck strap pieces right sides together and sew the long side with a 1/4" seam on one end.
  • Turn right side out and press flat. Repeat for both side ties and sew onto apron front. 
  • Place the pocket pieces right sides together and sew around the perimeter, leaving the 1/2" opening at the top for turning it inside out. Press flat and hand stitch the opening shut. 
  • Then, sew all three ruffle pieces with the right sides together.
  • Finish the seam on the bottom piece of ruffle and attach to apron (make sure it's centered).
  • Next, center the pocket and sew it onto the apron front. Before attaching the apron strap, you may need to trim it depending on the desired length. 
  • I decided that after attaching the apron to one side, I would use velcro instead of a button for the neck strap. I sewed a small piece of velcro to the back of the apron and the neck strap. 
  • My last step was to top stitch the entire body and ruffle of the apron.

This was a lot of work, but hopefully worth it! Happy Easter!!

thank you to Sweetly Scrapped for the free Spring printable. click here for more. 

14 comments :

  1. The material is so cute! I'm sure she will look adorable in the apron.

    http://heidiswanderings.blogspot.com/

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  2. Adorable! I love the color combo you chose, beautiful work!

    www.domesticblisssquared.com

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  3. This is really awesome! I have always wanted to make one. Thanks for linking!
    Xo
    Isabelle
    www.lechateaudesfleurs.blogspot.com

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  4. OHMY! This sis just gorgeous and the pattern/print is just too cute! What a super tutorial, thank you for sharing x

    Found you on the Meet Me Mondays blog hop! So glad to have popped by... *waves hello* from a new follower, Hazel x

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  5. This is beautiful. Your 2-year-old is sure to love it!

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  6. That is super cute!! I love the fabric you chose too! I host a Tuesday Link party that is still open one more day... but would love for you to come link up next week too :o)
    www.nap-timecreations.com

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  7. I am so pinning this. My children are all learning to cook and I promised them I'd make all of the an apron.

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  8. Sooo cute and it looks so easy (was posting the tutorial a lot of work, or making the apron? Either way, you did great)! My little girl would love this...I do. Good eye with your fabric, and picking out a lovely pattern. Lynaea @ EverydayBloom.com

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  9. very cute! I may have to get that pattern myself. I'm your newest follower from Off the Hook link up. Have a nice weekend!
    melanie
    http://violetsbuds.blogspot.com/

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  10. Darling. I gave one to my little 3 year old grandie, Saydee for Christmas and she loves it. Thanks for sharing with SYC.
    hugs,
    Jann

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  11. These are super cute, I may make one for my niece's birthday in June! Thanks for linking up with (last week's) Whip It Up Wednesday linky party!

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  12. Very cute. I love aprons. I'd love for you to check out our Pattern Party! Only those with patterns are invited to link up. Check it out!
    http://getyourcraptogether.blogspot.com/search/label/Pattern%20Party

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  13. I need a pattern for an 18onth old. Will this fit?

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