Monday, December 22, 2014

Mrs. Santa Claus (Apron)

Are you doing a bit of  cookie baking? Here is an apron that will put in the Christmas spirit!
I don't usually go for Santa fabric, but this was so cheerful and vintage looking! (found at JoAnn Fabrics) At first I didn't know what to make with the fabric, but when an apron was suggested I knew that was what it needed to be! (Why didn't I think of that at first?)
 I melded together two 1940's apron patterns. The skirt portion from one book and the bib from another. This one just needed a bib! Besides, how can you not get messy making cookies?
 A little bit of subtle rick-rack to outline the pockets and bib. I tried binding at first it was not so subtle.....
 In January I will share the pattern. I wasn't completely happy with the way this one turned out, a few adjustments and it will be good.
I love the way the skirt curves, adds a bit of pizzazz, doesn't it?

While I was making this apron, this is the song that kept running through my head! "Mrs. Santa Claus" sung by Nat King Cole.


  1. Simply adorable, Heide...Merry Christmas to you!

  2. That's such a cute apron, Heide! So merry!

  3. So cute! Perfect for making cookies in! I'll be baking tomorrow probably but it's just me so it's okay that it's Christmas Eve. They will be my dessert.