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Free Pattern: Cook up some fun with 'Sweet Nothings'!

February 11, 2013

As a lover of tea parties, I am always on the prowl for fun apron patterns. The Hot Patterns Sweet Nothings free download enchanted me from the start. It conjures instant images of baking lovely cupcakes with sugar sprinkles and casting chocolate candies ... all while wearing a tiara, of course.

For my first go at this one, I decided to use an old Disney print that I had squirreled away and a coordinating fabric from the same group. Since Princess Tiana is a chef, she seemed like the natural choice for an apron. The pattern is simple and takes very little fabric. I ended up piecing my ruffle and tie cuts (instead of cutting them in long, continuous pieces), because my fabric was a little spare. Worked out just fine!

1-sweet-nothings.jpgI love the adjustable neck tie on this pattern -- if I ever have small chefs visiting, I can easily tie it to work for them!

For my second version, I decided to change the shape of the bib and pockets. Instead of using the heart motif, I decided to expand the bib to be more rectangular, and take the curves off the tops of the pockets. Here's how I cut the bib around the existing pattern piece:

3-sweet-nothings.jpgAnd here's how I cut the pockets:

4-sweet-nothings.jpgI pulled from the stash again on this one, choosing a damask cotton print for the main apron, a contrast stripe for the ties, and lace yardage for the ruffle details.

5-sweet-nothings.jpgYou can see in this shot that I'm a little askew in my pocket placement here. Whoops!

6-sweet-nothings.jpgI am ready for baking!

7-sweet-nothings.jpgIt's so easy to whip this apron up, and the retro feel of it is right on trend. Since you can easily make changes to the pattern, it can be customized to fit any style -- a perfect gift for a chef of almost any size. You could make several for a cooking party, or customize for any holiday. Get the free pattern download here, and get cookin'!

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