Wednesday, September 16, 2009

A is for Apron



in honor of the first day of our attempted little preschool schedule, i decided to make lucy and audrey both aprons. after all, we were starting with the letter A and this way they would have an apron that could be their very own to wear for any cooking or crafting project throughout the rest of the school year. i had been wanting to make this apron of ruby's (yes, it is still a little big for her) for quite some time, so i decided to try it.
i love the way this style of apron has just one ribbon looped through the entire thing. you put it over your head and then pull the side strings to adjust the length. brilliant. next, i want to make one for me...

ruby's apron, however, is made of amazing linen, which i wasn't planning to use for little chumpie aprons. i just happened to have purchased some 49 cent dish towels from ikea (tekla dish towels, to be exact...) that were almost the exact size of this apron (little skinnier, little longer, but just barely), thus saving me lots of hemming time. so, here are my extremely simplified (not super specific) instructions for turning an ikea tekla towel into an apron. it really is so easy though, i am sure you could figure it out even without this, hence the lack of excessive instructions...

obviously, make casings on both sides, then pull your twill tape or ribbon or whatever you choose through and you have a very cute, simple apron. add pockets or embellishments to your liking. i can actually wear this apron also (its just a little short), so it could even be a very cute gift. i let lucy write her name on the front of hers and then embroidered over it (i think it looks so sweet in her little handwriting...). i also added two big front pockets to it. the end.




oh, and A is also for alligator (long a and short a, you know...), but lucy didn't want to pose with her beautiful alligator made from triangles (the shape of the day, of course). oh, well.



first day of "home school preschool" was definitely a hit with the students (those being lucy and audrey). finn even learned to recite "little miss muffet" which he is very pleased with himself about. now we must get ready for B. butterflies, buttons, bananas... any brilliant ideas?

3 comments:

becca said...

"A"weseome Aprons.
Do you accept adults in your homeschool preschool?

The Bird Family said...

great idea! i sure hope you get from all the way to Z so i can just dig into your blog archives in a few years.

Myrnie said...

Silly, but I never would have thought to cut casings from the scraps! Great idea, thanks! (Came over from Serious Eats.)