While flea marketing over the weekend with my friend, she mentioned wanting to find some little vintagy-looking aprons for her toddler to wear (you know, to help keep the tornado toddler mess in check). Perfect timing, since her toddler has a birthday in a week, and I thought that I may have a pattern or two in my stash.
And indeed I do! I've been saving these patterns for years, waiting for the day when I could sew them up. In fact, I've had them for so long that I kinda forgot about them! I already stitched up one of these (Simplicity 8165), sans panties and adding more room under the arms to fit over a dress or shirt. Here's the apron over a blouse (my tot would be modeling, but she's playing at Gramma's house today).
So cute, right? Except I messed up and put the buttonholes on the back straps instead of the front of the apron (because I didn't follow the directions-oops!) and I think the shoulders would lay a little better if I had placed the buttons correctly.
And here's some more! I love this toddler play outfit in view 4 with the ruffled panties! If I want to sew this for Kate, I have to make this right away or it's not going to fit.
Do you remember the Holly Hobby craze? I was a little too old to get stuck in outfits like this! But I do like view 1, only I'd make the dress with short sleeves. And I'd skip the bonnet!
Oh, I love this little frilly apron! I really like view 1 - but again I think I'd shorten the sleeves.
And I love view 2 with this little smock - but could do without that oversized collar. Seriously - what were designers thinking?
Oh, and I also found several current apron patterns for tots! Like Simplicity 3949 and 2699. In fact, I am almost finished stitching up view A from Simplicity 3802 for that birthday girl! Simple to sew up, using just a bit of fabric, and it's so cute!
I hope you all have a great weekend! This is just my second year celebrating Mother's Day as an actual mom. I've learned so much in the past 1 1/2 years about being a mom, and I know I still have so much to learn. Thankfully, my daughter is a great teacher. Happy Mother's Day!