I came across this pattern in my stash and wondered what it would look like made up. I couldn't find the accompanying photo in the magazine, Creative Needle, Nov/Dec 2004, just the pattern.
It's called "Parker's Apron. Is Parker a boy? Is Parker a girl, as in Parker Posey?
So I made it up using this pretty ice blue fabric that's been sitting in my fabric stash for years.
The pattern worked up quickly, the instructions were fairly straightforward but probably would frustrate someone new to sewing.
I had to spent $5.00 on the buttons as I just didn't have 15 little white ones all the same in my button collection.
I made a mistake with the bias binding on the front. There was a seam in the binding and I went and put it at the front and not a back corner.
But I really wanted to see a photo of it. So I e-mailed my friend Judith, who is busy working on a pattern design of her own. I know she was a fan of Creative Needle and I somehow thought she would have the issue where this pattern came from.
And she did! Parker is a boy and this pattern is supposed to be a shirt, not a dress.
Oh well. I think it looks good as a dress. The size is 12-18 months.