It is rapidly approaching Naomi's birthday, and we have just settled on a party idea: Pottery painting at a local studio. If you have been following me for some time you know that:
a) I love to make party favors and gifts
b) I have a tendency to leave the making of said favors and gifts to the last minute
This year is no exception!
Given the kiddos will be painting, I thought a fun apron would be a sweet thing for them to wear at the party and take home afterwards. I found 2 strong candidates via Pinterest:
1. Aesthetic Nest: Children's Reversible Fat Quarter Apron
2. Brown Eyes plus Blue: Pinafore Apron
There's something very appealing to me about the cool and utilitarian vibe of #2, and I had a vision of how this could look with the mochi mochi dots from my stash. However Naomi preferred #1, hands down. And what's not to love about this bright patterned apron with the whimsical details.
So, we started with a rummage through my fabric stash and found this fabulous children's print: It is a Kokka fabric called Hello Animals by designer Nancy Wolff. The backing will be a solid hot pink Kona cotton. The ribbons and pom poms were picked up at Jo-Ann fabric.
I made a couple of modifications to the original pattern:
1. I added both pockets to the 'front' of my reversible apron, and added some additional pom pom trim detail to them
2. I did not add a button and button hole for the neck ribbon. Instead I cut the ribbon at about 18 inches, so that it sleeps over Naomi's head. In fairness, this is a snug fit, so I may alter the other versions to either use a velcro closure at the back of the neck, or simply add 2 lengths of ribbon that can be tied in a bow at the back of the neck.
et Voila! I am delighted with how the prototype turned out. The rest of my Sunday will be in mass production :)
Wishing you a great day ahead!