Saturday, July 28, 2007

the Aprons are in!

Remember how I mentioned boys aprons a little while back? Well, here they are. I wanted to have these finished much earlier this week, but it has been one of those weeks. So, I stayed up late last night to put the finishing touches on them and then early this morning I took them to the playground for an experimental photo shoot. The lighting wasn't quite as good as I had wanted, but I did get up a bit later (OK, a lot later after that late night) than I had intended. I still think the playground made for a fun background for this bright aprons though.

I made them in two different sizes - Toddler (2T - 5T) and Childrens (5-10). I actually first made one for Little P. You can see in the picture that he is not so fond of wearing it, but it does fit his tall 3 year old body quite well. I did get him to happily wear it while he helped make zucchini bread, but as soon as we were done measuring and stirring, he was done with the apron.



Oh, and each neck strap fastens with a snap. I found that especially with Little P, this helped it to fit around his neck properly. Had I made the strap long enough to go over his head, the apron would have fallen too low on his chest.

I tried something new this time and listed them all in the shop at the same time. The denim aprons are already on sale because this denim is so heavy, that my machine had a bit of a hard time handling the layers and some of the stitching turned out not as well as I would have liked.

I hope you're all having an enjoyable weekend! We went and saw Harry Potter today and I loved it! My favorite of the Potter movies by far. The music, the way they scripted the story, watching the characters grown up a bit - all wonderful!

12 comments:

Pieces said...

The aprons are so cute! And a great idea to photograph them at the playground.

Ixchelle said...

I like the playground idea and I really like the aprons, but i really like Peter.

Missy said...

Very Cute! Hannah doesn't really like her apron all the time either. I've had one of "those" weeks too. Let's get together soon!

Mary said...

Cute aprons!

comfortable said...

aww how sweet! those aprons are so cute. very good for parents if they want to keep their kids clean when they paint.. esp for school!

Natasha said...

So darling are the aprons that I just HAD to purchase one for my little Griffin. He LOVES to wear his aprons, esp when making his "mean scones" on Sunday mornings.

Sarah and Jack said...

He looks like Jack whenever I try and make him wear a hat!

Heidijayhawk said...

those aprons are stunning!! love them oh so much!

Natasha said...

Oh that is the cutest picture!! What a great idea and the aprons look great too!

Louise said...

Great aprons! Love the park photo - don't you wonder what people think you're doing. Like the neck idea, I was going to use a little square of velcro but the press stuf is probably stronger. This time I used a navy tape instead of making ties - much easier.

iSew said...

I love the playground shot, good idea. I've got boy aprons cut out somewhere, but still not made. We need to provide more wonderful things for boys, don't we? haha So cute.

Sarah said...

Very cute aprons. Isn't it frustrating when the little person you make something for (and spend all that time working on) isn't as enthusiastic as you'd like? Ah well. :o)