So! On to the apron. I started by measuring C. He is a pretty standard-sized tyke. I measured from his waistline to his neck (about 7"), from his waistline to his knees (again, about 7") and his waist (about 22"). Then, I gathered the supplies:
- A 1/2 yard of heavier fabric (you will need more if you are making a bigger apron, obviously)
- A small amount of accent fabric for the big pocket
- 2 sets of D-rings, size 1 1/4"
- all-purpose thread
- measuring tape
- needle (to clean up ends)
- sewing machine
Step 1. Straps. By far the most annoying part is the straps. I made them by cutting 3" wide pieces, then folding each in half, ironing, folding in a 1/2 or so along each long edge (and one short edge on Pieces C, D, and E), ironing again, and sewing. Pieces C, D, and E can have one end that is not finished since it will be sewn into the apron. Piece F does not need either side to be finished. You can rest assured that once you have finshed the straps, it is smooth sailing.
Step 2. Attach D-rings. Attach 2 D-rings to finished end of Piece E by folding it over and sewing securely. This will be for the waist strap. Fold Piece F in half, slip D-rings into crease, and sew securely.
Step 3. Big pocket. Fold accent fabric--Piece B--in half and iron. Line the folded fabric up so that it is upside down against the right side of Piece A, about 1" up from the fold in Piece A. Sew. Fold back up and iron.