Have I really taken another summer “off” from the blog? How do I keep doing this? Well, to be fair, we had some pretty exciting things happen this summer!
There was this:
And then just a few days ago, this:
But now that I feel more human and I actually have a bit of energy left over at the end of the day after chasing Lucas around all day I feel like I’m ready to get back to it.
This first post back isn’t super exciting, but something I worked on back in FEBRUARY!
In case you didn’t know, we love Disney in our house. Okay, I love Disney and Lucas loves Disney but Daddy isn’t a huge fan! He puts up with it though because it makes his wife and son happy and that’s what matters. We took Lucas back to Disney World for his 2nd birthday and had a dinner at Chef Mickey’s planned. I wanted a cute outfit for him to wear but wasn’t sure what to do (and I didn’t want to spend a million dollars). That’s when I found this dish rag (yes, you read that right) on clearance at Target and this was how our Chef Micky’s outfit was born. It will actually be heading back to Walt Disney World with us in September when my mom and I take Lucas for his third visit.
Honestly, this was the easiest project and cost under $5. We haven’t used it as his apron when we cook together at home (because I’m trying to keep it in good condition for our next trip but once we come back it will probably be what we use for cooking. And it’s made so it can kind of grow with him, which I like.
**Disclaimer: This was the first time in like a year or maybe two that my sewing machine had been out – I was feeling pretty rusty and the stitches are NOT the best.
- Here is what you’ll need:
- Dish Towel
- Sewing Machine
(Or skip the thread and sewing machine and use the no sew iron tape)
First I ironed out the wrinkles from the towel (this is my least favorite part and I never do the best job).
Next I held the towel up to Lucas and measured down to where his armpits are and did a simple corner fold. I gave us a little room to grow (it’s higher on him now than it needs to be). I did a simple stitch about 1 inch away from the diagonal fold on the outside edge
Then I cut along the stitching to get rid of the extra fabric.
I wanted to add a pocket so it was just a simple fold up at the front of the apron. I sewed both sides together. I wanted to get a little “fancy” so I added the fold over back down at the top.
After that you just thread the ribbon through the folded down corners – I didn’t even tie it off at the ends, but you can if you’d like.
After that all I needed was the Chef Mickey’s logo, which I found online and did a reverse image of to print onto iron on transfer paper.
Two minute later and this was our final product:
Lucas was just he cutest little Chef at our Chef Mickey’s dinner this past February and I can’t wait for him to wear this again in September!