Birthday Apron

We hit a really fun milestone this week. Wyatt got invited to his first birthday party! I may have been as excited as he was, especially because it was for a little girl. A friend and I just had a conversation last week about how it would be fun to make an apron for a girl’s birthday present, so I instantly knew what I wanted — er, Wyatt wanted, to give his friend.
I used our Mommy & Mia Apron Pattern, and made a few changes. I bought the blue main fabric at Ikea months ago with the intentions of making an apron out of it, before the Mommy & Mia pattern even existed. When I was looking through my stash and saw the fabric again, I knew it needed some eyelet lace to give it the perfect girly touch, so instead of making the neckline and bottom ruffles, I used the eyelet.
Since I wanted plain white bias tape, I replaced the usually handmade bias tape with pre-made. I also left the waistband off, and extended the bias tape for waist straps, similar to our Little Apron Free Pattern.
Instead of two pockets, I made one larger pocket and trimmed it with two rows of eyelet lace. Amy Butler’s dots will never go out of style, I’m sure! They always seem to be the perfect contrast fabric for my projects – how is she so smart?!
I found the cutest little play baking set at Target to pair the apron with, and even got to tape the set’s packaging back together after Weston snuck into my room and, well, you can imagine the rest. Classy. At least kids don’t care :).

Wyatt had a great time at the party, and hopefully the birthday girl will have lots of fun pretending to bake!

Oh, and Happy Thanksgiving to all my Canadian friends and family! How was your weekend?


  1. that is so very cute! i am sure the little girl will LOVE it!

  2. Careful… Wyatt might just start getting invited to a lot more little girl’s birthday parties!

  3. I love it! It is absolutely adorable and I love the fabric you chose-go Ikea!

  4. Adorable! I love the Ikea fabric and it looks so cute with the eyelet lace. Love it!

  5. Super pretty, Abby. I love the style and color combos in this apron. And using the eyelet trim makes it even faster! Bonus!

  6. Great apron! I especially love how the orange pocket just zings against the blue! Funny how you have some fav fabrics that just ALWAYS work isn’t it? I have a Mark Millar white on yellow polka dot that never seems to let me down :)

  7. So adorable Abby! I love the little polk-a-dot pocket and the lace!

  8. Sorry the last comment is from me.(SL)

  9. I really like your apron, very pretty!

  10. So cute! I love blue and orange together, they work so well. Polka dots will never go our of vogue. Thanks for sharing your beautiful work.

  11. Love it! The birthday girl is very lucky! Totally agree about Amy Butler polka dots.

  12. Gorgeous little apron and I’ll agree with audreymleavitt that Wyatt may become a popular guest at little girl’s birthday parties :). Love how you’ve tweaked the pattern.

  13. Very cute wee apron, Wyatt chose well… ;o)

  14. So pretty! Very simple and lovely! Thanx for sharing.


  15. Would LOVE it if you would link this up at my turquoise lovin’ party going on right now!!

  16. I really love this apron, Abby. The fabric choices are beautiful!

  17. LOVE this little apron…and LOVE that fabric you used!

    Thanks for sharing @’Sew Cute Tuesday’! I’ll be featuring you tomorrow, so be sure to stop by and grab a ‘featured’ button!

  18. Adorable! I love the Ikea fabric and it looks so cute with the eyelet lace. Love it!


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