Friday, February 22, 2008

Mother Daughter Easter Aprons

Lavender seems to me to be an Easter color and as these fancy aprons are done with Easter approaching, they are getting the name Easter Aprons. These are for some special friends. On our last craft day together a bib for the newest addition to their family, a sweet little girl, was ready and went home with the girls. But, alas, I had run out of lavender thread so the nearly 5 and mom aprons were not ready. Obviously lavender thread was obtained and the aprons finished in plenty of time for me to capture some photos.

Nearly 5 knew about the baby bib, but did not know about the apron for herself. She was pretty thrilled with just the top --- ahhh the lace was a hit --- so believe she is really going to like the finished apron.

After making the nearly 5 apron, still had a bit of this neat fabric left, so figured out how to make a mom apron from the bits. Mom was almost as excited as nearly 5 to find out she gets one too. It was really fun to sew the bib and aprons for these special people.

It was amazing that it all worked out so well with such little fabric. Especially since care was taken to get flower placement on the bibs portions of the aprons in just the right arrangement. And what was left allowed a blooming rose on each pocked. Ok - must say, I am pretty pleased with the pockets.

There is barely any fabric left over - maybe enough for a doll apron. :) And next craft day we are making some doll clothes. So expect even the little bits to be used.


Thoughts on Life and Millinery. said...

Doll apron!!! Yes, yes, yes!!!! How cute!

At first I was thinking maybe a child sized pot holder mitt, but the DOLL apron is just adorable.

Glorious Hats said...

Thanks Jill, and the small pot holder mitt is a great idea. Maybe for a work apron from heavier fabric. As we do more "sewing" and nearly 5's motor skills progress that would be a great piece for her to sew herself.

The doll we are dressing is very tiny. The scraps from this project are very tiny - it is amazing, usually there are big scraps, not this time. :)

Thoughts on Life and Millinery. said...

Oh...and if you do another set of aprons, wouldn't it be fun to have mop caps to got with them too?
All the recipe books from the 1900=1920 always show the women in aprons that go almost to the floor and mop caps. What fun and frankly rather sanitary actually.

Knitted Gems said...

These aprons are so sweet and precious. Kudos to you for making aprons they can wear together. Little girls want so much to be like their mothers.

Glorious Hats said...

Thanks Jill, The mop caps are a sweet idea.

Aww Knitted Gems, you make me feel really good. Thanks.

Cristina - madhatter wannabe said...

I really love the aprons, you've done a super job!