Tuesday, 15 January 2013

Ottobre Kerstin Apron

Guess who got an Ottobre Design subscription for Christmas? Hehe.... thanks mum! xx

This apron is taken from the Spring 1/2013 issue and is design 14. the Kerstin Apron. It is pictured with the long sleeved Mariken dress and I can see why. Not only do they look pretty damn cute together, a lot of the pattern pieces are the same. With the exception of the neck facing and sleeve piece on the Mariken dress, you use the same pieces to create both.

It fastens at the back with buttons. I added an extra one to my count as I felt it needed it.
It has the detail on the front of two little heart shaped pockets which I lined with a pale blue fabric. They are just big enough for a few pieces of lego or a biscuit.

The armholes and neckline are encased in bias binding, which I cut myself from the main fabric.

The fabric is something I have had in my stash for a few years. As soon as I saw the pattern I knew I needed to dig it out and use it. It is a linen-silk mix and has a lovely light feel and sheen. 

Yes I know I am making my poor child stand outside in the snow for a picture but it was the only way I was going to get a shot of her that you could see. It was late afternoon after school and so I callously made her stand in the garden. Now why don't kids feel the cold? She was quite happy to be out there and I had to coax her back in with the offer of a cup of tea and a ginger biscuit. Of which she is quite partial.

Don't worry though, I put some nice warm leggings on her as soon as we got back inside.



  1. My kids love being outside in the cold too! It was 16f outside and my daughter still insisted on riding her scooter to school this morning! The dress is adorable, the tights and long sleeve add the perfect styling for winter.

  2. I really love this dress Katy - the fabric choice is perfect!
    My kids don't feel the cold really either - although they have never seen snow, so that could change them!


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