Thursday, January 6, 2011

more aprons

My husband's mom made his-and-hers aprons for us when we were married. Over the years they have been well used by all of us. Isn't that plaid superb? When the kids want to help in the kitchen, I usually tie one of these on them, shortening the neck in back, and it's pretty much fullbody cover.

But at a certain point we had more helpers in the kitchen than the two aprons could cover, and I made a few aprons for the youngest ones. I followed my mother-in-law's lead, making a single loop to go over the head, but found it didn't work quite as well for kids as adults. They've got big heads and short bodies, you see. I had to make the loop big to get it over their heads, which then slung the apron so low that their entire shirt would be exposed. So I still have to shorten the neck strap in back each time one wears it. But the fabric is great, and that's something.

Next time, ties for the neck.

1 comment:

  1. we also have the big head problem over here.

    i usually forget to make them wear aprons and then they are covered in flour for the rest of the day.