An Apron for Sweet Pea

We moved earlier this year because we were really outgrowing our old house. My husband and I had wanted to buy a play kitchen for years, but
we just couldn’t figure out where it could go without one really being in the way
due to the layout of the old house + what we already had in there.

Sweet Pea has two rooms here and that finally wasn’t the case so we bought the play kitchen of a preschooler’s dreams. It has everything she could possibly need. Except for one thing…

I’ve had the Tiny Chef Set from Peekaboo Pattern Shop (FREE for members of the facebook group) for awhile now, just waiting for the day when I would finally have a need for it.

I added 3″ to the length of the apron and once again used my edging foot to get the topstitching so straight.

I changed the oven mitt a little bit. I didn’t quilt it and I layered it differently when I was assembling it. I put the outer two pieces right side together and then the inner two pieces right side together. And don’t forget it include the tab inbetween the outer pieces.

Then turn the oven mitt right side out and press. Then turn the open edge inside and stitch it closed.

Sweet Pea also got a new 14″ doll this year and I couldn’t leave her out. There aren’t very many free 14″ doll aprons online though so I had to get creative. I found a free 18″ doll apron pattern and scaled it down to 2.5″ wide (from fold to edge), about 72%. I also scaled the waist ties and neckstrap down 70%, which I sewed together with a 1/4″ seam allowance.

Pin the straps and tie in place and place the two apron pieces right side together. Sew them together with a 1/4″ seam allowance, leaving a 2″ gap at the bottom.

Turn the apron out, press, and topstitch. Then use snaps to secure the other end of the neckstrap.

I had already wrapped the doll and couldn’t try it on her, so I had to hope for the best.

She loves her presents so much! The only thing I would change is make the doll neckstrap about 1″ shorter. Other than that everything is perfect!

Did you do any Christmas sewing? What are your favorite 14″ doll patterns? Her doll needs more clothes and accesories!

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