What would it be like to go back to a time where you didn’t have a care in the world? You could be anything you wanted to be by simply using your imagination. I love living these moments through my children. To see the magic and joy of the childhood years that pass by so quickly. And I am thrilled to share our Princess Play Aprons with you so that you can create them for your little ones too.
The idea for this project came out of sheer frustration with the flimsy store-bought princess dresses. The ones that start to fray and fall apart after several washings. The ones that really aren’t made to be worn day in and day out. I wanted something sturdy. Something that would hold up through many washings and something that could be passed down to little sister, Ruby. After looking online and not finding what I wanted, I decided to just make it myself. The protege was our Snow White Play Apron. It was such a success that I couldn’t wait to make more, but with a few adjustments. These aprons are easy on, easy off. Perfect for quick changes and bathroom breaks.
I created a tutorial for the basic apron that can be used to make 6 different princess aprons. It includes step by step photo instructions and a PDF printable of the cutting measurements and apron applique patterns.
One size pretty much fits all who are in this fun princess-phase. Kaylee is 4 years old and 38″ tall. The apron fits her perfectly, but there is still plenty of room to grow. With a 6″ velcro closure strip, it is adjustable for a waist 20″-26″. I tried it on my 7 year old (he wasn’t happy about that) and it fit like a glove. So I have sized this pattern as 3T-7 years. If your child is significantly smaller or larger, you can adjust accordingly.
So without further adieu,
If you make one, two, or six of these for your little princess, please send me a photo! I would be so over-the-moon to see one of these re-created!