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Something Different: an adorable apron 

All of my pieces are cut for the next round of awesome Moonrise Kingdom squares for my Wes Anderson Palettes movie quilt. Totally pumped to bust those puppies out, but a request sidetracked me today. 

Way back when I got married, a friend with amazing taste got me a fancy apron from Anthropologie, the kind with ribbon-lined pockets and rick-rack, etc. For all the baking sessions that I would have as a married woman (it sounds like I am joking, but I actually bake a ton. Once you’re legally joined to a person, you do what you can to cushion the blow of all your hidden flaws and caveats. I ply my spouse with lots of baked goods.) 

Anyway, my nearly-4-year-old saw me wearing it this morning (bacon grease), and wanted one. What kind of monster turns down a request from that punim?! Not this one. 

   She approved these fat quarter prints from the Petite Fleur collection. They are organic certified cotton. That is honestly less important to me than how cute they are, but while I sewed, I thought of how food-safe and earth-friendly this would be. 
I used the Casey Apron pattern from Little One Yard Wonders, a book I adore, and modified it a bit to fit fat quarters instead of yards. I also decided to make it completely reversible by adding pockets to both sides, and sewing the Velcro tabs on prior to making the straps, so the back of the straps would be nice and smooth, which I am honestly surprised they didn’t do in the original pattern. They usually think of every possible finishing touch. No matter. It made me feel like I made a contribution to the original, so it worked out. 

   Of course, like every clothing project ever, it took about twice as long as I expected. But the end results are sure to please my baking protege. 



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