Last Minute Apron

Well, not really the last minute, I had this one finished up a whole day before I needed it.  The Montessori Apron pattern from Sew Liberated has been on my list.  This simple apron is perfectly sized for a 3 – 6 year old and they can put it on all by themselves.  My friend Lisa (oobbles) mentioned that Mini Oobbles might like an apron for her birthday.  While I was at it I decided to make an extra one for Little Miss, she has been helping me do some baking and a big girl apron would really be special.montessori apron

I don’t have an action shot (it is much cuter on!) it’s a snow day and my model is still in her jammies and has a terrible case of bed head. 

The pattern is very easy to cut out and sew and it was quick to make.  I think I spent a couple of hours making two, and I’m a bit fiddly with ironing and topstitching, so it might not take you as long.  I especially love that all the raw edges are enclosed and the elasticized neck strap.  There are so many customization possibilities, I would love to add pockets, a ruffle, or an appliqué if I make another one (we’ll see how much we use this one).

The real last minute part of this gift was the felt iced sugar cookies that I decided to make at the last minute (the morning of the party and forgot to photograph).  Every apron should come with cookies!

This weekend I also used my menu planning organizer for the first time and I LOVE it!  I was so excited that I planned 3 weeks of meals, made a mega shopping trip and filled out my weekly menu on my menu board.  Avoiding the “oh, crap! what am I going to make for dinner” thoughts are awesome!  Now I need to decide what to organize next.


Pati @ A Crafty Escape said...

This is so cute! How many aprons does a kid need? I just made some for my kids this past Christmas.

Crafterella said...

I would say the they could always use one more. I really like how Little Miss can put this one on all by herself, the others she has have to be tied and such.