How cute is this little butterfly on the bib of this apron?
pop over to my Instagram if you want a peek before I blog about it). While I'm wrapping (ha!) my head around how best to fix the bodice I sewed a couple of quick kid's items.
One is this apron. The pattern, McCall's 6618, is now out of print. The copyright date is 2012, and I don't remember exactly when I purchased it. I do know I've had it for a while.
The apron is a great stash buster as there are lots of small pieces. I used yardage for the main apron body and ties. I used fat quarters for the rest of the pieces. I didn't add the yo-yo flowers along the ric-rac as shown on the pattern envelope. There is a nice big pocket in front. Who doesn't love a pocket? I found the pattern piece for the pocket top binding was too small. Other than that all the pieces fit together nicely.
The pattern calls for non-fusible fleece inside the butterfly body and wings. I had fusible on hand so that's what I used.
The butterfly face, cheeks and circles on the wings are appliqued on. I used a narrow zig-zag stitch. The circles were pretty small and my machine applique skills are a bit rusty so it's not perfect. The butterfly eyes and mouth are embroidered and the nose is a stitched on button.
It's a simple project and the perfect break before I go back and tackle my wrap dress.