Do you remember this kind of apron dress??
I certainly do...my mother has kept a tiny apron dress in white and blue stripes and with a little red ric rac trim. My sister and I wore the apron when we were kids.
The model has always been a favourite of mine - I adore the crossed pieces at the back - by up untill now I haven't been able to find a pattern.
But now I did! It's from a wonderful French sewing book I have - it contains patterns for the kind of childrens' clothes which I love.
All the models in the book are elegant and very simple looking - not too many things to disturb the eye. That's an important thing for me when I make clothes for children. I think that too many details and too big motifs on the fabric, make the child, who wears the piece of clothes, "disappear".
I made the apron dress reversible and with a pocket on one side. Reversible in order not to have loads of bias tape on the dress.
It has red and white stripes on the other side, and if you want to see that, you can have a little look at my flickr photostream.
I sewed on the 4 buttons on the shoulders in the same holes...2 and 2 (I hope you know what I mean by that - I don't know how else to explain it!!)
More apron dresses to come in the future...that's for sure!