Sew, if Annee didn't convince you to make an Apron Wrap Dress, here's my attempt at it. I love that the author of the pattern, Anneliese, says that her mom use to wear a dress similar to the Apron Wrap Dress in lieu of jeans.
I could totally get into wearing something comfy like this. The Italian might think I'm a little crazy, but that's nothing new.
This Apron Wrap Dress is made with Sandi Henderson's Vintage Dot fabric, an all time favorite of mine. A long time ago, when Grace was probably 2 or maybe 3, I made her a Sweet Little Dress out of this fabric and I appliquéd it with a strawberry.
I miss that little dress, and at times I miss how little Grace was, so I decided that I was going to recreate this little dress. The strawberry might be a bit young for Grace, but I doubled checked before I added the strawberry and she approved of the design.
On the back of the Vintage Dot I used this fabric.
On both of my Apron Wrap Dresses I did double buttons, so each dress is completely reversible.
My hot tip for sewing the buttons on if you chose to do double buttons like I did, is to sew the buttons loosely together. The can't be pulled too tight or you won't be able to get them through the buttonholes. I learned this the hard way and had to resew the buttons onto the straps on the first dress.
Having four new looks really adds some wardrobe options. Grace is starting to get more and more opinionated in what she'll wear, so having lots of options has become very important in my life.
I'm not sure what up next for my sewing room. I made a *celebrate* banner this weekend, but didn't get any pictures. I also cut out pajama pants for myself, but haven't finished, and I'm starting to think it would be fun to have new pajama pants made for my big kids for Valentine's Day. Pajama pants are easy to make, but I'm not sure if I have the energy to whip them out tonight, so that puts a lot of pressure on tomorrow night.