Monday, April 16, 2007

A Bib Apron

It has been overcast, rainy, and windy in the mid-Atlantic area, so I apologize for the dark photos.

Spenser is a slob when it comes to eating. She's a messy little thing. She wipes her hands on her shirt (which she learned from her older brothers) and drips when she uses a spoon ... or her hands. But this little girl won't wear bibs. No matter how hard we try, she just rips them right off.

Lately she loves to wear the apron I made her last year. It made me think. How can I protect her clothing while she eats? (Most days we strip her down to her diaper.) What can I do with those vintage towels at the thrift store? And I finally decided to make a bib apron with an absorbent towel. It's in the fashion of the kitchen towel aprons that I've made before, but for a different purpose and a different type of towel. So far so good. She likes to wear it and keeps it on. She doesn't realize it's really just a bib. (I have another one to make, but I bought the wrong bias tape at the store. I hate when that happens.)And for myself, I made a waist apron. I sewed bias tape along the top and used it as my ties. The apron is absorbent, in case I need to dry or wipe my hands. I love the print. I'm happy to have found a use for the towels.

10 comments:

SilverLining Designs said...

Great new banner Lera. Isn't it funny how you can give something a different name and all of a sudden they like it

Katie Jean said...

Lera you're just too smart! I wonder if that would work on my husband. He's just as messy as Isaiah. haha

capello said...

my kids drip and wipe their mouths on their sleeves too.

three words: clorox stain out

seriously.

*love* your apron! so cute!

Karyn said...

Again, you have proven that you are brilliant Lera!!

angela said...

Very clever and useful! You are sure productive in the sewing department lately! :)

kirsten said...

the bib apron was a great idea!

Sonja said...

It's a win-win! What a great tricky-mom moment!

amandajean said...

I have a very messy eater, too. spaghetti days we strip the boy down and hope for the best. I like the apron bib idea! and how fun to use a vintage towel...great idea.

Felicia said...

LOL No she does raelize it. But will make a great story to retell in 20 years. She is so cute in that orange towel. :)

Mirre said...

What a cute and clever idea!