An Apron For April

When my niece was here before Christmas, I had the chance to hang out with her and play with her. One of the things I noticed was that she repeatedly donned one of Miss L’s aprons.

Before she left, I asked her favorite color (purple) and told her I would make her something special for her birthday.

Her birthday is next week and this sweet little apron will soon be heading her way. The fabric is some cute stuff I picked up at Joann’s that I just couldn’t resist (pink! birds! purple!). I embroidered her name on it, because I thought it would be even cuter and more personal that way. Plus I have the embroidery machine, so why not?

The pattern is the Lolita Apron from Sew Liberated (formerly Montessori By Had) and really very cute. Sewing it, however, is another story. For your own reference, if you dislike sewing on binding, this is not the apron pattern for you. And I really don’t enjoy that task. In fact, I bought this pattern even though I despise sewing on binding, which might make you wonder what the heck I was thinking. Hello! Three gazillion yards of binding on this apron! I wasn’t sure I’d ever finish with it.

Obviously I did and the results are seriously cute. But I can’t imagine sewing another one like this. I may try the pattern again and modify it to sew without all the binding. Or I may just sell the pattern and chalk it up to another learning experience. Regardless, my foray into sewing miles of binding is O-V-E-R.

14 Replies to “An Apron For April”

  1. That is one seriously adorable apron!!! Love the bird fabric too! Might have to take a trip to JoAnn’s and see if I can find me some πŸ™‚ And that is gobs of binding! Could you make it without the binding on it?

  2. Even though you say you hated doing all that binding it looks good! I am an intermediate sewer and I just know how that apron would look if I’d been doing the binding. So, kudos to you and your talent!!!

  3. The apron is adorable. I have used binding on many of the clothes I sewed for my children when they were tots. It certainly is not my favorite thing to do.

  4. We have very similar tastes in fabric b/c I saw that SAME fabric last night at Joann’s and almost bought it, but I need to figure out what I would make with it first. I’m LOVING the embroidered name… that’s awesome. I love this apron too! I still need to make the emmeline apron that I bought from sew liberated over a year ago!!!!!!! lol.

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