Penelope’s Apron


Goodness gracious! Thanks everyone for all of the well wishes! We are just thrilled to be adding to the family! Penelope (although she might not know it yet) will be a great helper when the precious bebezinho arrives.

After I made my pregnant apron I had to make a matching apron for Penelope for a few reasons:

  • she’s a messy girl & needs something to protect her cute clothes – I’m also getting tired of doing so much laundry
  • she’s getting interested in helping me around the kitchen, better make her job as sous-chef official with a matching apron
  • I have something like 8 yards of that awesome striped fabric left after completing my apron
  • It’s been a while since I’ve made something matchy-matchy for her

I didn’t make pleats for her apron or really do anything special at all. It’s just a rectangle with the top two corners corners cut off. I did get slightly tricky (or lazy –however you want to look at it) and used elastic for the neck piece. I couldn’t find any velcro or buttons I liked in my stash of notions, so elastic seemed like the best option. It’s great because I don’t have to worry about tying anything; I just effortlessly slip the apron over her gigantic head.

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    1. Rachel W says:

      I love her little apron! And I love the fact that your daughter wears skinny jeans! Too cute!

    2. Jill k says:

      She is so stylin’.

    3. Hanna says:

      love it :) you need a shot of you two together now.

    4. Shaela says:

      adorable!! I was planning to make aprons for my nieces and nephews for Christmas and was wondering what to do about the neck… thanks for the elastic tip! :)

    5. Emily says:

      So cute!

    6. Sarah Jane says:

      What a darling little apron. Yours isn’t bad either. :) Congrats on the new edition! I wish my sweet tooth would go away…

    7. Laurie says:

      I love that second picture! It’s priceless.

    8. Sarah says:

      Oh I love it. I kind of can’t wait until my little Lou wants to help in the kitchen and I have an excuse to buy her a cute apron (I don’t have a sewing machine… I know it is a shame).

    9. alexismaia says:

      Her expression in the second photo melts me! She’s all: Baby? I can handle that.

    10. I’m going to have to learn to sew so I can make cute things like this when I have kids :)

    11. Adrienne says:

      Cute town! Love the giant ties. And that is a genius idea, the elastic. I have used thicker twill tape and d-rings before, but to have it just slip over the head is so much better! Now to find cute colored elastic…thoughts?

    12. Chris says:

      Your Nelly pictures keep getting better. These are the cutest.

    13. The Monkey Underground says:

      haha that smirk that she is rocking is classic! Older sisters are the best,I can’t honestly tell you where I would be without mine!! Pomaikai with the new keiki!

    14. Holy hay..Pen is TOO cute in that second picture. I mean- what a look!

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