Friday, April 8, 2011

Meet: The Three Month Aprons

I’ve been going on and on and on about these aprons…and wouldn’t you like to see the finished product?

 

Of course you would.

 

Ages ago (back when the year was new), one of my husband’s friends contacted me. She wanted to work together to come up with some aprons for her son and his best friends. The aprons, she was sure, would be a hit with the kids. The matching hats, she was sure, would be a hit with their mothers for as long as the kidlets would keep them on. Heh.

 

I don’t remember what exactly took so long, but picking out fabrics was definitely a big part of it. There was the shopping around, waiting for things to be back in stock, finding another seller for a print that was not negotiable and then the process of picking out coordinating fabrics for the details. (Each apron is double sided, with the backside matching the pocket from the front side and the band on the hat.) The actual production of the aprons was pretty quick, and took about two weeks (including cutting, pressing, aprons and hats). There was one tense moment when I realized that I had cut a directional print…the wrong way. Do you think a little girl would notice if all of her Winnie the Pooh’s were laying on their sides? Yes? Luckily, there was a remnant of the fabric left that was just big enough to cut another apron front, the right way.

 

Unfortunately, that remnant was a mis-laid hat piece. Which meant I had to cut another hat piece out of the REAL remnant piece that I had already put away on my shelf. Whoops. 

 

Ready to meet the babies?

 

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Fabric purchased here and here. Both shops were a delight, and I will be going back! 

PS – If you are interested in getting a set, I will work with you to pick out fabrics. The sets are $30 each, plus shipping.

6 comments:

OliveStreetStudio said...

great results! Love the baseball and stars - American pastime!

Catherine Hansen Peart said...

Beautiful!!

Andrea said...

Aww, they turned out great!

perfectlycrazy said...

They look great! I especially love the construction one. Such cute fabric!

Are you going to reopen your etsy shop?

Jenni at Treacle and Ink said...

oh my god I love these!!! especially the green polka dot pocket.

might have taken a while.. but totally worth it, right??

xxx

Aunt LoLo said...

Aww, thanks, Jenni!! The aprons did take MONTHS, but seeing the final product was SO worth it.