Happy Birthday Baby "Alice"!
We just celebrated my daughter's second birthday (her name is not actually Alice). I chose Alice in Wonderland for her birthday party theme. I don't normally make costumes for my kids parties. However, as the thought of a baby Alice crossed my mind I couldn't help myself. She already had a blue dress, black headband, white tights, and black shoes. I just had to create a white apron. Luckily the apron turned out on the first try!
I contemplated creating a tutorial for this apron pattern but decided viewers would most likely just look and not want to re-create. If you are interested in a tutorial please make a comment and I will create one...with patterned fabric.
Please keep in mind that I am not a seamstress!!! I was not sure if this was going to turn out but decided to give it a whirl.
I began by looking at a picture of Alice's dress/apron. Then, I pulled out my daughters blue dress and drew a rough sketch on computer paper (butcher or tissue paper would work for larger aprons) using her dress as a reference. Then, I drew on an extra 1/4 inch to compensate for seam allowances and cut the pattern out. Next, I cut out two pieces of fabric a little bit bigger than my pattern and ironed single sided fusible interfacing onto the back side of one piece. Then, I laid both pieces of fabric together with the front sides facing each other, pinned my pattern on top, then cut the apron out. After it was cut to size I removed the paper from the interfacing re-aligned the fabric pieces and pinned around the apron. I sewed an extension of fabric onto one of the neck pieces because I chose to attach the neck with Velcro upon completion. Then, I sewed 1/4 inch around the entire apron leaving one of the neck pieces open. Next, I turned the apron right side out (through the open neck piece) and carefully ironed it flat avoiding the extended neck piece. Then, I tucked the edges of the open neck piece in, sewed it shut, and attached Velcro to both sides of the neck piece. Voila! To finish it off I found a white satin ribbon to tie around her waist.
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