May was a bit of a whirlwind. I was out of town twice (for the Tinkerbell 10K at Disneyland with my sister and some friends, and then to Monterey for a relaxing couple of days with my husband) and I threw a birthday party for my three year old daughter in between. For all these reasons and some previous procrastinating, the apron and chef's hat I had planned to make for her birthday was a belated gift. ;-)
I've made three sets of these before and I just love them. The pattern (links to patterns available on Making It Fun) is thorough and it's a well finished product. My son loves his Very Hungry Caterpillar set and my daughter is quite pleased to have her own. She was even willing to do a bit of wiggly modeling.
A little blurry, but I wanted to show how I tie the apron on the tiny child. The neck strap has an adjustable D ring, but if I cinched it up tight enough to keep the apron from nearly dragging on the floor it would be choking her. So, I put the waist straps through the neck loop before I tie them which keeps the apron up nicely. It will grow with her for many years. The hat has a velcro closure, so it will also fit for quite some time. Truth be told, it's a little big for her at the moment.
She was "over it" on the modeling so here's the other side of the reversible apron.
I'm linking up to A Lovely Year of Finishes for completing my May goal and the Sew Darn Crafty link-up.
Thanks for visiting!
This finish is one of my Q2 Finish Along goals. I'm linking up with the Q2 Finishes party.
Very cute Sarah! I would like to make a set of these for my niece and nephew but can't seem to access the tutorial @ Stardust Shoes(??)
Well crud. The last time I linked to it the link on Stardust Shoes still worked. :-P Let me poke around and see if I can find it anywhere else. Thanks for visiting!
Found them! http://makingitfun.blogspot.com/2009/01/kids-apron-chef-hat.html
Be sure to show me when you make yours!
i love the hat, very cheffy!
Thanks, Helen! They always make me smile. :-)
Those are super cute!!!
Thanks, Louanne! :-)
Very cute and I'm sure she loves the hat and apron.
*Visiting as a member of the official 2015 Finish-Along cheerleading squad*
Thank you. It makes her even more excited to help in the kitchen now. :-)