Sunday, December 29, 2019

Butterfly Apron For Granddaughter

About a month ago my daughter texted me a photo of my granddaughter in the apron I made for her in 2017, with this message, "Grandma I've almost outgrown my apron!". I was happy to make her a new one to give to her for Christmas.

You can see the difference! She has grown taller and has a slim build.

Judging by the reactions of my older (18 and 16) granddaughters when Delaney opened the gift bag with her apron, I probably need to make one for each of them too! I mostly followed a pattern, which also had an option for adult sizes. I tried adding a PDF for sharing to Google Docs, but I was unsuccessful, so just go to Google and insert the following text into the search box: "child's pdf apron pattern by joanna armour michael miller fabrics", and "Classic Reversible Apron" should appear first in the results. If that doesn't work, then just email me and I'll send you the pattern!

Here she is modeling for Grandma. The straps and ties are long so it is adjustable as she grows.

My daughter texted me last night with this message: "Making necklaces and needed her apron. She tried to put on the old one and got excited when I reminded her of the new one" (That's little Everett you see in the background!)


This apron is fully reversible, with pockets on both sides. She likes butterflies, and I had fun choosing and coordinating fabrics from my stash. On the "front" side, I love the way the butterfly and text fabric coordinates with the text on the main fabric. On the "reverse" side are ballerinas and pink gingham, for when she feels more girlie. To make it reversible, I simply made both sides, put them together with right sides facing, stitched around the perimeter leaving about a 7-inch gap, then turned it right side out, sewed the gap closed, poked the corners out, pressed it, and top-stitched around the edges.

Apron Details:
Pattern: Classic Reversible Apron by Joanna Armour for Michael Miller

Fabric:
Newspaper Butterflies and Bird Dot Collage, both by Carrie Bloomston for Windham Fabrics
Ballerinas by Lynda S Milligan for Avlyn
Key West Pink Gingham Check by Di Ford-Hall for Andover Fabrics

Superior Thread:
#50 So Fine in 503 Genoa Gray

10 comments:

  1. This is just precious. What a talented and giving grandmother you are. Happy New Year, Linda!

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  2. What a sweet gift—and I love that it’s reversible. She’s grown so much! Looks like she had fun “cooking” up those necklaces.

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    1. She does love making things with her beads as well as "cooking" in her play kitchen - lol!

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  3. So cute, Linda! I love that it's reversible, and also that your granddaughter loves it!

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    1. Thanks Diann! I'm just glad it fits - lol!

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  4. Just adorable aprons for your future cooks;)) I hopped over from Canadian Needle Nana's post...hugs, Julierose

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    1. Well thanks Julierose! I appreciate your visit. :)

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  5. ohhhh so cute and so is the apron!!

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    1. Thank you so much Sandy! I'm just glad she liked it and that it fit. :)

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