My daughter is one of the most creative people I know. Until recently drawing and painting have been her primary creative outlets. But now she has discovered how much she likes to sew.
She saw some adorable aprons at Anthropologie and determined to make something similar. She learned a lot making the first apron, which she gave as a birthday present.
While she was home on spring break, we made a trip to Georgetown so I could see the Anthropologie aprons and we could take some measurements. The model we both liked a lot is pictured above.
Then we went shopping for coordinating prints and solids for our version of the same. When we came home, I made a pattern and we started cutting.
I was determined to finish my apron last night, staying up entirely past my bedtime. I know a few things I will do differently the next time, but I think the finished product is cute enough.
Meanwhile, my daughter is sewing away downstairs, making a similar apron but one with her special touch.
I love projects like this that don’t take forever and still produce something worthwhile.
Did we save money? Probably not a lot. But it’s more about the fun of making something.