My daughter outgrew her apron so a new one on my to-do list. Initially, I chose a “kiddie” fabric, but she grabbed this floral from my stash instead (“because it has pink”). Her choice worked for me, because this fabric was purchased with the intent of making a vintage-styled apron. This cotton lawn (from JoAnn’s red-tag area for $1/yd!) reminds me of something I might have found in my great-grandma’s kitchen! I love the feel of the lawn.
I used McCalls 5551, View A. This pattern is nice as it contains patterns for several different style aprons in kid and adult sizes. I also used this to help size the recent soccer apron. I cut out a size 6-7 thinking my daughter can wear it for several years. I was right….the apron nearly fits me! I can actually fold the bib portion over and wear it comfortably as a hostess apron. The pattern calls for lace trim, but I used magenta ric rac to add even more vintage feel. Here you see the apron being put to use. You can also tell it is plenty big for my four year old. Conveniently, the fabric matches perfectly with her new slipper boots from Grandma 🙂