Blogtober #10 – Little Cupcake.

Well, it was a cracker of a day today, which is about time after all this rain. We’ve still got water running over our clothesline pavers and down the lawn and there’s more rain in the forecast. La Nina has been hanging around for most of the year and I think we’re all tired of her. Anyway, I got to go for a ride to breakfast this morning and it was great but very cold! The bike path had a lot of water and mud over it which flicked up off the wheels but it was definitely worth going out for.

Before I move into today’s topic, I’d like to give a quick update on the two blocks I finished for the Paper Bag Quilt. I’m really happy with the results! I obviously took these photos at different times of day as the pink/orange flower fabric looks so different on each.

Little Miss 3yo is turning 4 on Friday and today I made her something special. It’s a cupcake apron! I’ve had this on my cutting pile for most of the year, actually, and I finally decided to bite the bullet and get it done. This is the Girls Ruffle Apron from a pattern and tutorial by PA Country Crafts. This was my inspiration and I even ordered the cupcake fabric especially.

I’ve had the pink butterfly fabric for a long time from a quilt that I made many years ago and I think it goes perfectly with the cupcake fabric. Maybe a bit too pink and sickly but definitely very girly. It was such an easy make. I should caveat that with the fact that gathering the ruffle took me longer than the rest of the make together but that was because of snapped threads and did I mention I hate gathering? Anyway, it was all worth it and I can’t wait to give it to her on the weekend. 😍

There is only one pattern piece, the main part of the apron, and the rest are the frill, neck ties and waist ties which are given as measurements. I reduced the width of the waist ties by half an inch and probably could have made that one inch as it’s quite wide. Other than that, I only changed the method for finishing the edges of the frill and ties. Instead of folding the edges over twice and then sewing them together, I just sewed the edges with right sides together and inverted them. The photo on the far right below shows the front and back apron pinned together with the frill and ties on the inside. It was quite puffy!

All in all, I’ve had a very productive day today and now I shall sit and work on my Twists and Turns MKAL in front of the TV. Thanks for joining me today!

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