Monday, December 20, 2010

Lucy's Apron

It was so much fun to be able to make this project for Lucy! I finished the whole thing in one day (except for adding the velcro, which took me about 10 minutes the next day). The advent calendar had me so bogged-down that I didn't even want to sew (which made me realize that it was time to set the advent calendar aside for awhile).

It took some playing around with different fabrics to decide on the final color combination. This is the one I ended up going with.

And here's the finished product!

I used a nice, long piece of velcro so that it can adjust to fit her as she grows.

I love how all of these patterns work together. The color palette is so much fun.

Here's a shot of the back for those of you who might want to make your own little apron :).

I can't wait to give it to her for Christmas!

24 comments:

homeschoolmom said...

JJ, that's adorable! Makes me wish I knew how to sew like that! Nice fabric combination, too! Love it!

cafegirl71 said...

So adorable!. The L reminds of Laverne & Shirley. Laverne always had a fancy L on her outfit. I am sure Lucy will love it.

Nicole Marquez said...

Perfect! Love the "L"... so cute. Nice idea with the velcro too!

Kari said...

SOOOO cute! I'll have to make that for my Ella Bean. I have another style I've been making, but I love the whimsical style of this one! Thanks for sharing! =)

Golduchi said...

You inspired me yesterday. Pulled out my scraps and made one for my daughter. Had my son try it on and he wasn't too happy...

cerissa said...

I absolutely love it...its adoreable... I love how very talented you are, espcecially your music!!!!!

Rachel said...

so sweet! what a treasure!

Jill said...

Love the apron....and I didn't htink of it at first, but the L now reminds me of Laverne & Shirley, too. ;) Love the fabrics you chose ~ they look wonderful together! I'm planning to make aprons for my 3 as well...pjs, too. Such a busy time of year.....nothing like waiting till the last minute!

Melody said...

So adorable!!!

Joy Morykon said...

so so sweet! my daughters name is Lucy also! i made her an apron when she was 2. YOurs is way cuter!!

*jj said...

What a great idea to make pj's! I think I could do the pants, but my buttonhole maker is broken, so I don't know what I'd do about the shirt. Maybe next Christmas!

Frumpy Diva said...

really, really cute. Laverne and Shirley was the first thing I thought of when I saw the L.

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Grace said...

So cute!

Nathália Galúcio: Nathy_bass said...

so lovely... ;)

True Texan said...

So nice to have something come together quickly! It feels so good to accomplish something...and that calendar will still be there! Can't wait to see the pictures of Lucy in her apron!

Anonymous said...

Love this! Thought of you when I saw a site today with ALL her patterns free for download, there are some aprons, with chef hats and pot holders, for kids! Along with adorable little shoes and slippers, purses for adults, back packs, tons of stuff, It is at Homespun Threads, and the free downloads are only avail for a limited time. LOVE the color pallet of Lucy's apron, just as much as I love your home decor pallet! Thanks for all you do to my spiritual heart as well as my creative heart

Diletta said...

So nice!!!
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zingyzely said...

as a sewist of over 35 years, GOOD JOB!! keep up the sewing! btw, i also love your music!

TLC said...

Love the "L" too. Very cute (reminds me of Laverne and Shirley)! Impressive it just took a day...

Sleepless Stitch said...

I love the "Laverne" L!! It is such a sweet apron! Looks so retro, Lucy will look adorable every time she puts it on no matter how big she gets!

Merry Christmas by the way!! Hope your weekend is full of many blessings and tons of laughter and love!!

<3 Christina

Jen Black said...

This is such an adorable apron. I just got my serger for Christmas so I am looking forward to doing more sewing in the new year :) Thanks for all the inspiration! By the way, where did you find the thick wide band elastic that you made that cute skirt from a sheet? ~Jen

Jamie said...

Ohhh how you make me want to sew! This is fantastic.

Blinky said...

Wish I had some basic measurements for this. I am going to see my 2 1/2 year old Grandaughter in April and would love to make this apron for here. Haven't seen her since she was a baby and want to spend some quality time with her. Do you have any more specific measurements....a PDF somewhere. Thank you so much for posting!