Sometimes starting out with a simple sewing project is only the very beginning of what fun can lay ahead. I recently bought some inexpensive tea towels from Kmart, and after looking at them, thought, these would be so cute as little Aprons. With that in mind I set out to make a brother and sister set of aprons using the Sugar Plum Apron pattern.
To create the boys apron, I omitted the ruffled section of the ‘skirt’, and simply cut the width of the apron 2’’ wider than the bodice width, and did not gather it. No other changes to the pattern, it was really straightforward and the result was great!
They came together so quickly and easily, and after telling my friend what fun I had transforming the tea towels to aprons, she decided to make some for her girls too. We of course decided we must have a Christmas baking afternoon, and the plan was hatched to do some cupcake and biscuit baking.
Cue Mariah Carey, Michael Buble and Frank Sinatra Christmas songs, and a whole lot of dipping fingers in mixture and fun in general – a simple sewing idea turned into an afternoon of fun, Christmas spirit and wonderful memories.