I don’t know why I like aprons on children so much. I never wear an apron, except when I was working in restaurant kitchens. But then the aprons I like on children are not the chef-like aprons anyway. They are real clothing items, semi-fitted, with proper armholes and neckline, that opens at the back for tie closures. They are more for mealtime, like bibs, but provide wider coverage.
Mr. A thinks he’s too cool to wear bibs these days, but he’s okay with aprons. In fact, being a rather messy eater, he asks for one when he starts to stain his favourite clothes. Until recently he’s been wearing Miss M’s girly aprons I’ve made before, but now that he’s nearly two (!), it was time for a proper boy version.
Well, okay, maybe the light green gingham wasn’t exactly a manly choice. But still. It’s a very simple design, with a big pocket in the middle and no gathering or frills. Don’t you think it just looks adorable on boys?
Of course girls can wear these, too. But when it comes to girls, I find it hard to resist adding a few girly touches. Like a little gathering at the neck, or a ric rac trim on the pocket.
I might make a couple of these for my online shop. Just to see if anyone else would find them as cute as I do.