Recently I took all three of kids to the new public library here in our hometown. After searching the stacks for Barbie and Lego books, the kids settled into read their choices and I was able to take a gander through the sewing and quilting section. Oh - there were so many choices! I came home with a half-dozen books with so much sewing eye-candy I didn't know where to start!!
But after a few evenings of reading and re-reading, I settled on this project from Cath Kidston's
--- the GIRL'S APRON!!
I took my 5 year old daughter with me to the fabric store so she could choose her own pretty printed fabric . I was very surprised that she didn't jump immediately for a pinkish-purplish pattern. Instead, this is what she chose:
Cath's book comes with a huge fold-out pattern sheet, but because my book was from the library, I had to go "old-school" and trace the pattern onto scrap paper before I could cut my fabric.
I cheated a bit. Instead of making my own home-made seam binding like the book said, I bought some pre-cut, pre-folded seam binding in a contrasting blue. Honestly, even with the pre-made binding, I'll still had some problems - thank God for straight pins.
Here it is - not bad, eh? I created my own pocket style so that I could use more of the pretty blue binding.
But for some reason, it just didn't look finished to me. Hmm...It didn't take me long to figure out that any girly item like this needs some flowers! Out came my yo-yo flower makers, some matching fabric and my button stash (oh! - and my mochaccino!)
(Do I put one of these in every one of my posts??)