Sewing for girls is such a pleasure, don't you think? Pretty florals, spots, bright colours or pastels, or whatever, really. I still struggle with boy style. Oesch is the most boyish of boys too. If it doesn't have wheels, he's not really interested. But he does love to help out in the kitchen and I've been meaning to make him an apron for, oh, about two years now.
Note to self re: fabric choice: next time, just use a plain colour, or maybe denim and trim it with a bright (but boyish!) bias binding.
This black print, with green gingham binding and red side panels... what's not boyish about that? Well, apparently green gingham is a bit girly. And apparently red is for girls too. So I added a helicopter patch in a desperate attempt to override any (heaven forbid) girly traces. Helicopters = instant boy appeal.
Not what I'd usually choose to adorn an apron. But then, I'm not a boy. Der.
And for the record, my battle with bias binding (in my best Iron Chef voice) is O V E R. Thank you, Ms Leisl Gibson
Oh, the pattern is from Oliver + S Little Things to Sew, which I am steadily working my way through. The apron is for Oesch's Christmas stocking, therefore no photos of boy wearing apron. Hoping to show you more of my Christmas gift making soon.