Sunday, August 25, 2013

When Your Cute Neighbor Asks

Conversation yesterday with my cute neighbor girl:

MissC:  "Miss Larri, can you make an apron for my American Girl doll? She needs to cook & she really can't do that without an apron."

Seams Inspired:  "Sure, MissC! What colors would you like?"

MissC:  "I dunno. Well...any color but the ugly colors."

Seams Inspired:  "Which are the ugly colors?"

MissC:  "You know. Like mud brown."


When your cute neighbor asks you to sew an apron for her AG Doll, you grab your scraps and start sewing! I had just a skitch of 'Magic Garden' left to make this apron. 

ETA:  Doll Apron Pattern can be found HERE.



The pattern is simple:  Fold a piece of letter-size (8.5" x 11") paper in half lengthwise. Make a backwards lazy 'J' beginning about 3" down from the top right corner, ending about 2" in at the top. Clear as mud brown? I'll try to get a pattern up later this week. 

If I make another, I will move up the side ties. These sit a little too-low. I should have test-fit them before I stitched. Alas, I was deep into sewing-mode at that point and didn't think it through. Ah, well. Prototypes are like that. 

The back is a pink polka dot (Sorry - no photo of that). It could be reversible. I'm thinking perhaps I'll use hook-and-loop tape on the next one. Umm...I guess I'll be making more of these. I'm sew inspired. :)

Do your cute neighbors ask you to make things for them?

Happy Sunday afternoon!


13 comments:

  1. Love this mini apron- gorgeous use of fabrics. You do seem to be on a bit of a sewing roll my friend.

    My neighbours are a 50 something male divorcee and an Indian couple - not much swapping and sharing going on here !

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    1. Thanks, Shay! I wish I had more of this fabric. I truly love it. Hooray for sewing rolls, yes?

      Yeah, I guess your neighbors keep to themselves, huh? Maybe you should make them each a doll's apron. It will either give them a laugh or deter them from visiting. LOL

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    1. Thank you, sweet friend! I like the way this little apron turned out, too. Hoping all is well in your world. I must pop in for a visit. I've been away too long from my bloggy friends, and dearly miss y'all. Happy Monday!

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  3. That is so beautiful, and no ugly colours. And thanks for the pattern. I was given a new sewing machine for Christmas, still in its wrapping, due to my husband's health problems and my need to finish my children's books, but that apron is something I could manage.

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    1. Thanks, Carole Anne! How fabulous you have a sewing machine. Definitely pull it out & start sewing. I will get a pattern to you ASAP. :)

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  4. That is way to cute and you are way to cool. How much for the material for a 4X BBQ apron for a broken down theologian with my seal that you made for me?

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    1. Thanks, Gregg! Hmmm...let me see what I can work up. I'd love to stitch an apron for you. Great idea! :)

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  5. Miss Larri, That apron is as nice as you are to cute neighbor girls. Beauty of an apron.

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    1. Thanks, Brian! It's always fun to sew for others. I love to create & am blessed when I can give one of my creations to another. :)

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  6. Very cute. I bet you got quite the smile from your neighbor.

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    1. Thanks, Kate! Yes, I got a sweet toothless grin. She's 7 & recently lost her 2 front teeth. LOL

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