I was very excited when Amy first announced August's theme for Tie One On. I was thinking it'd be so fun to make matching aprons for Oscar and my Mom. But when it came time to get started I could not get inspired because I knew neither one of them would actually wear an apron. Oscar would wiggle and whine and yank it off and Mom would smile and say how lovely and then hang it up somewhere. I had decided I was just going to skip this month but then I came up with this idea.
It's a child sized apron for a little girl with a matching doll. The doll fits into a pocket in the apron that then becomes her apron. And there's the mini me. It's not cheating right? Meets the two apron requirement? The blue and white apron fabric and the gold rick rack are vintage. The polka dot fabric is new Japanese fabric. The apron is gathered at the waistband and has the doll's apron pocket and then another pocket for stashing things.
The doll is flannel with cotton yarn hair. Her dress is a bit of vintage fabric that Kim sent me. Wool felt collar and shoes and vintage buttons for eyes. I didn't want the shoes falling off as she was being put in and out of the apron so I sewed her shoes into the seams this time. I really like how it looks but I think I'll have to stick with the removable shoes for future dolls because they are so much fun to play with.
Great theme Amy. Can't wait to hear next month's!