Tuesday, May 11, 2010

The apple doesn't fall far from the tree

Last night I decided to sew my son's apron.  I had planned to sewing it this week anyway, but last night I just got into a groove and kept going, and going, and going...two hours later I produced his race-car driver apron!  I hung it on the door to our bedroom and surprised him with it this morning when he woke up.  He said "OOOh mommy!  My apron!  It looks good mommy!"

Mission accomplished.

I had to smile as he tried to put it on.

Here is my "sweet face!"  There is something about having pockets that makes it hard not to put your hands in them!


I made him put his arms at his side for this photo.  Needless to say, he did not give me any smiles!

Back to his happy state!

I have to say I really enjoyed sewing this Simplicity Sewing for Dummies pattern 2824.  For those of you that follow along with me, you know that I have already sewn this pattern for myself, and said I would sew it again for my little man.  Everything went much more smoothly this time, and the only change I made to my son's apron was to leave out the D-ring attachment.  Instead, I made two neck straps, but took off about three inches to each strap so they wouldn't be too long to tie around.  It worked out well.

As much as I love to sew, there was no greater joy for me in sewing this project than sewing it for my son and seeing his face light up with excitement to be such a receiver of the gift I gave!  There just are no words for moments like that!  I hope to have many more of those moments, until he no longer thinks my sewing creations are the coolest in the world!

I will put a more in-depth pattern review at the right if you are interested in this one.  If you would like to see the apron I made for myself, see here.

Have a sew-filled week!  Stay tuned as I continue to find more things to sew for the kids...


  1. TOO CUTE!!!! And what a sweet boy with a lovely smile. Now that's real encouragement there getting the beautiful smile from your son. Maybe an apron is the thing to get me going again. I derailed from sewing with company coming from out of town, getting the house ready and shopping. Then the entertainment, eating, and more eating. The "more eating" part means I can not sew clothes until a few of those pounds come off. So an apron sounds like a good idea.

  2. I think you are right! An apron is quick, fun, and easy. I wore mine yesterday, along with my son, and we had a ball in the kitchen. They are comfy, so the weight thing won't matter, either. Anyhow, I look forward to what you come up with. I am still keeping a look out for your posts!


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