It was super-simple to make, and as soon as it came off my sewing machine, she put it on. I used fabric left from Mom's quilt
and some pink bias tape that is very stiff from whatever starch the factory put on it.
The apron hasn't been washed yet, because I was careful to use a fabric that would hide dirt. Phoebe uses it hard, and as these photos illustrate, she is very intent on getting into kitchen work, even taking a precarious perch on a rocking chair and pulling out serving spoons.
She's gotten herself dumped off that chair more than once and doesn't care one little bit if it means she can stick her nose in everything.
I wonder if Henry would wear an apron. He recently refused his bib. So messy.
Totally adorable! I've actually been trying to hunt down a pattern like that in my size ever since seeing a woman wearing an apron like that at the Greek Food Festival here last fall.
Phoebe needs a folding stool next. My girl too had a fondness for dragging her rocking chair into the kitchen, only to get dumped off (sidenote: what is it with toddler girls and rocking chairs as stools?) So I grabbed an inexpensive but sturdy plastic folding stool next time we were shopping and boom! That girl was off and running. We still have it too - she can't reach where I keep the blender, so when she wants to make herself a smoothie, out comes the step stool!
So cute. How nice to have the pattern, some lovely leftover fabric, and be able to fill the need just like that!
Super cute! I made the exact smock for my daughter when she was about Phoebe's age. She wore it a lot, and then I handed it down to my niece! :-) http://lovetocrochetandknit.blogspot.com/2010/12/little-smock.html
Becky, reminds me of the aprons my grandma wore. She made a lot of them over the years, and I think she even sold them for a while. I remember being at a Mennonite church function and all the ladies had the smocks/aprons on. :-) Try a web search with "smock".
Adorable - both the smock and Phoebe in it, ready to help!
I fell off my little rocking chair as a toddler and bit my tongue so hard my parents took me to the doctor (blood everywhere) ... I had a scar there for years. Phoebe seems to be made of tougher stuff!
Becky, thank you! I think this style of apron is called a cobbler apron, if that helps your search.
We do have a number of folding stools tucked into slim spots around the house, but Phoebe can't set them up by herself. She'll learn how in good time :)
Very cute and very practical - the best kind of project!
I love aprons! She is so cute wearing an apron and helping Mommy.
She looks so sweet! And "helpful!" :) I would love to put together an apron like that for my little helper. I need to find a pattern--I'm sure I have one somewhere.
And I have a chair just like that, but it's in quite bad condition, wood-wise. Did you paint that one? It looks so sweet! I'm suddenly interested in painting the one I have.....
Polly, thank you! I didn't paint the rocker - I actually picked it up at the grocery store (!!!) already painted.
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