I finished something! I made my beautiful niece, Baby Bee, a little apron for Christmas, and I’m going to post about it before getting perfect pictures taken. That way I’ll actually post about it!

apronI used a free pattern from Sew Liberated that you can download here. The photos are here when you scroll down to “Basic Child’s Apron.”

The creator of this pattern was a Montessori teacher and developed this apron for the kids in her class. It’s meant to be able to be put on by the child him/herself. There is an elastic neckstrap for this purpose, as well as a non-tie waistband (you pull it around from one side to the other and secure with velcro). I thought Bee would love this, even though she’s younger (at 2) than the youngest ages mentioned for the apron (3-5).

I made her the smaller size and was concerned that it would be too big, but it seems to fit her just right, maybe just a teeny bit big. Whew!

And the pattern was easy to follow. I’ll definitely be making it again. I used cordoroy this time but I’d like to find a sturdier fabric for the next one. I just wanted something soft for Bee, something she’d want to wear that would be easy to wash. (And Mom–yes, there are buttons as part of the print. Hee, hee).

I love sewing for my family!