Mommy and Me Everyday Apron
Christmas is a week away!
And if you’re anything like me, you’re in panic mode. Frantically shopping for last minute gifts, and cookie baking on overdrive? Yep, that’s me! So, I was relieved when I was asked to test out a new pattern from the Handmaiden’s Cottage. Not that I needed to add more to my already overflowing plate. But, because this pattern is the ultimate one-size-fits all (literally) gift idea that works for everyone on your list. The NEW Mommy and Me Everyday Apron to the rescue!
This is the first time I’ve ever seen an apron pattern that includes girls sizes as well as a women’s size. I didn’t hesitate to sew these up for my daughter and I.
Call me old-fashioned, but there’s just something about mothers and daughters spending time in the kitchen together. What better way to spend the afternoon, than for us to bake cookies to give away as gifts? Not only is my little girl learning a new skill from her mommy, but at 4 years old, she’s also discovering what its like to do for others. As we mix our ingredients, we talk about how much others will enjoy them instead of keeping them for ourselves.
Umm… not that we didn’t eat a few a long the way. Taste testing is a VERY important step, that one must never skip while baking cookies. Sometimes it’s even necessary to try several. You know, just to be sure….
The vintage-inspired design of this apron is right up my alley! The scalloped hemline and sweetheart neckline give the apron a very feminine feel. And, the pockets! Perfect for stashing essential tools used in the kitchen.
I just couldn’t resist up-cycling some of my treasured vintage linens to sew these up. I made mine from this cheery floral table cloth. Since the ‘skirt’ goes together is 3 sections, I was able to incorporate three corners of the tablecloth.
An old flour sack towel, featuring an adorable yellow ducky holding a freshly baked cake was used for my daughter’s apron. So perfect for this project!
Being such a quick sew, this pattern will prove useful this week as a scramble to complete Christmas gifts. But, when the Holidays are over, I can see making these for everyday use as well (hense the name, Everyday Apron). I think I’ll make one as an art smock for my daughter. Perhaps even Mommy and Me gardening aprons this Spring.
Why stop there? The vintage-inspired look of these aprons, combined with my love of up-cycling vintage linens, means aprons like these would be right at home in the Etsy Shop. What do you think? You may just see a few in there after the Holidays 😉
But in the mean time, here is the pattern so you can make your own!
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