Clothes, Home furnishings, Toys

Apron

My daughter spotted some fabric hanging over the bannister and said it was her “favourite”!   I asked her if she would like me to make her something, she said yes – an apron.  

As we all know, two year olds can be pretty fickle when it comes to “favourites” but she has been mentioning aprons for some time because she wants to help bake cakes (not something I do so frequently any more but I’ll indulge her).  She has helped me twice before with cakes and each time I just pegged a tea towel around her neck…

I set about making a template for the apron and kind of made it up as I went along.  I ordered some herringbone webbing in different colours so that my daughter could choose which one she wanted on the apron.  I bought red, light blue and beige.  When I showed them to her and asked her what colour she wanted, she said PINK!  Oh…

I opted for red because I thought it would look great.  I finished the apron and presented daughter with it.  She said “Not pink.  No like it”.  Mum is slightly disappointed here kiddo…

Anyway she wore it happily (see photo).  I then realised I’d made it a bit too short and I also had to put velcro in the neck strap because otherwise the front would have been quite low in order for it to fit over her head.

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Oh, we were potty training as well…
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Clothes

Having a go at clothing…

After completing the mega quilt (!) I felt a bit bereft without a project in mind.  Although I don’t really have an interest in sewing clothes, I thought I would have a go – just so I could say I tried it. I tried to make a tunic top for my daughter.

I didn’t enjoy this process – mainly the overcasting around curved edges (how do you do that?!) And unfortunately I used one of her t-shirts as a template so, of course, the arms were too slim for the fabric.  She wore it once and then it started to come apart at the arm seams. 

I’m not sure I will have another go but you never know.