Thursday, September 20, 2012

Ruffles and Requests


A recent request for a child size apron had me stumped. The obvious ruffle and sash seemed a logical place to start. But the overall design had me completely stumped...as usual. Off to research on Etsy I went.


A vintage bonnet apron  with a few very unique features became my pattern.


That ruffle at the waist is darling.


Pattern pieces cut and amended. I use freezer paper to make it easier to cut out my fabric.


I chose this sweet Japanese nursery print purchased here and carefully cut the pocket to match the under skirt. 


Detailed pink crochet trim and machine stitched flower down the center of the pocket to mirror the fabric.


Just when I thought I was going to get it done...it was time to run to the grocery and get the kids from school.  Bummer.  I look forward to finishing this up in the morning.  

21 comments:

GARAGE SALE GAL said...

What a darling little apron! Sweet fabric choices.
Cool little trick and treat bag!
Warmly,
deb

Sewn With Grace said...

Love it, so bright and cheerful! Who doesn't love little retro animals, they always make me smile!

vivian said...

so cute!! when marla gets big enough I may have to commission one from you for her!
I bet you finish it up pretty quick in the morning!
xoxo

ImagiMeri said...

I suppose you bought all that fabric, cause I couldn't find any on that site! Oh well, it would just sit at my house, thank goodness you actually do something with it. Adorable aprons missy.

Love ya'
Meri

KJ@letsgoflyakite said...

I can't believe you would ever be stumped! Your work is jut marvellous. I am always inspired, you have created a heirloom piece.

Tammy's in Love said...

Is your sample a bonnet apron?!? I see it has a ruffled waist like mine does and buttons instead of snaps! Super cute fabric for your little girl's apron project! Any little one would be happy to 'cook' with her Mama wearing it!

donna said...

Renee your child's apron is so cute. I just hate that when you get going on a role and it is time for something else.

vintage grey said...

Such a cute apron, and those fabrics are just the sweetest!! xo Heather

Perfectly Printed said...

A lucky girl who receives an apron made with love by Renee! It's just darling!!

chris

Into Vintage said...

Looks like a future heirloom in the works there! :-)

Erica of Golden Egg Vintage said...

The little girl who will be wearing this apron is the luckiest girl ever!
I bought that fabric too! Yes, I know that makes NO sense at all!
But I had to have it because it's just the cutest!
Erica :)

Kim K. said...

The fabric is just darling. It's a lovely apron. Enjoy your finishing stitches. Happy "almost" weekend!

Kathy @ Creative Home Expressions said...

That is so cute, Renee! Love the fabric!

Holly- Cutie Pie Cottage said...

Aw, so sweet already! Those Japanese prints are awesome!

Kathy said...

Some little girl is going to be VERY happy!!

trish said...

Aww. That is just the sweetest!!

~Damita's Pretty Wrap~ said...

Love it! So cheerful and pretty! xo Holly

jaime ♥ raising up rubies said...

Renee... why is this so cute?!?
have a wonderful weekend ♥

Chenille Cottage said...

Oh, Renee....We really are on the same wave length! I just love your choice of playful fabric for your apron. This is such a fun and functional child's apron. Can you believe we posted our versions on the same day?
Blessings and hugzzz,
Carolynn xo

❁Velma ~Down Our Country Road❁ said...

One little girl is going to be in love!! Adorable.

VintageBettys said...

That apron is the cutest apron I ever did see!