A ruffled apron has been on my mind for the longest time, so when I revied this adorable fabric from The Craft Cotton Company, I knew it was the right one for the job! Peter Rabbit is a classic character and these prints that feature veggies and plants too make it perfect for kitchen sewing projects.
There are so many lovely apron patterns available, but the one I used for this project is the ‘Little Girls Ruffle Apron’ by The Freckled Pear whose patterns are available from Etsy (and is very reasonably priced!)
“Whether it’s for your own little kitchen helper, your grand-daughter or for a unique gift idea-this apron, handmade with love, is a great way for that special girl to look simply adorable while baking up a batch of cookies. The apron skirt is made up of three fun, flouncy ruffles anchored to a backing. The bodice is fully lined. The neck and waist ties are double-sided and topstitched to lay flat after laundering. The ties can be adjusted as she grows and are plenty long for tying in a nice bow. All seams are finished with no raw edges so the apron will hold up well for lots of fun times in the kitchen.”
Sewing experience level: advanced beginner to intermediate seamstress
Using contrasting fabrics works well with this style of apron and makes the ruffles and ties really stand out. I had just under a metre of these 2 fabrics which was plenty to make the apron as well as the lining. I used some scrap pieces of the sage green cotton for Easter Bunny Headbands which I have a tutorial for here
The pattern instructions were clear to follow with illustrations and can be made in sizes ranging from age 3 up to age 10. I made mine up in a size 5-6 so there’s plenty of growing room!
This is the ultimate, girly, cottagecore-style apron and definitely gets me in to mood to bake this Spring. My mission now is to make one in adults’ size one to match!