I received two apron books for my birthday this year so of course my little guy wanted an apron of his own. He really needed one, as I had been folding one of mine in half for him when he helped me cook and bake. One of the books had a child's "apron" in it, but I thought it looked too short (more like a bib) so I lengthened it (I wish I would've made it even longer!) I asked what kind of apron he wanted and he said "an alien apron with a pocket!"
I took him to the fabric store with me to find the main apron fabric, then used stuff out of my scrap bag for the LGM pocket. I was going to make ties out of the rocket fabric, but he saw some sky blue ric-rac I had lying about and told me he needed "rope" on his apron too (for tying it on, Mom). That made my day, as I was finished with the ties in a snip-snip instead of cut-sew-turn!
The pattern instructed to cut one layer then bind the edges, I cut two (the back is the same fabric as the LGM) and stitched 'em together and turned then zig-zagged around the edges just for looks. I like my way better!
At first he had both hands in the pocket and I told him one only, so that's why he's waving to show that only one hand was in there!
I drew the LGM pocket freehand and cut the eyes from another space-y fabric in my stash (it had aliens on it so I couldn't not use it somewhere). The LGM pocket is also lined with the alien fabric, but you can't see it...but I know it's there! Once again my little guy spied something else he wanted on his apron and the yellow buttons were added to the eyes. He was on a roll! I might have to get his input on future projects! I drew the mouth with a green Sharpie, then zig-zagged over in dark green. He also picked the big orange button at the top!
He wanted to take my picture too...yup my head got chopped off! Hehe, you can see the ric-rac ties stretched across my chest there!
PS: He just put on his apron (wrapped around and tied in the front like he sees me do with my apron all the time) and said he wants to make pizza! Guess I know what we're having tonight!