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.