Wednesday, October 9, 2013

Weekend Project Wednesday | October 9th

Happy Wednesday! I'm excited to share a fun weekend project with you today, but first I want to introduce myself. My name is Jessie, and I'm one of the new faces at Shabby Fabrics. In a future post I'll be sharing more of my story with you. I'm excited for the chance to get to know you as well! If you have an idea for a special feature on The Shabby, or if you have completed a project using Shabby Fabrics' pattern or fabrics and would like to be in the spotlight, contact me at and let me know!

This Saturday is my daughter's birthday, and I'm looking forward to spending the day with her! She's still too young for needle and thread, but she loves wearing aprons and drinking tea. What better way to celebrate the "sugar and spice" in your life than with matching aprons!

Sugar & Spice

Sugar & Spice is a collection by Dana Brooks for Henry Glass and perfectly combines sweetness and sass! The Mother & Daughter Aprons pattern by Cindy Taylor Oates offers four different styles of aprons to showcase the fun colors and patterns found in Sugar & Spice.

Mother & Daughter Aprons pattern
Mother & Daughter Aprons pattern (back)

Here's what Cindy has to say about her patterns:

"What could be more fun than matching mother & daughter aprons? Maybe grandmother and granddaughter aprons! Whether the daughter is pint-sized or fully grown, aprons are fun for everyone and there are plenty to choose from here. You'll find the modern looking halter apron, the traditional bib apron and two half aprons. Got a big family reunion or holiday gathering coming up? I suggest the bound edge apron because it goes together so quickly, you will want to make one for each kitchen helper. Even if you don't cook, an apron hanging in your kitchen will make everyone think you do. Happy stitching!"

Sweet flowers and sassy stripes

Whether you're a mother, daughter, grandmother, aunt or friend, sewing matching aprons with someone you love would be a wonderful opportunity to reconnect after the busyness of summer. Taking frequent breaks for tea and conversation is an absolute must during your sewing session!

Classic teapots and modern colors

Browse the entire fabric collection here, and pick up a copy of the Mother & Daughter Aprons pattern too. Plan an afternoon sewing matching aprons with your daughter, grandmother or friend, or invite her to a tea party and surprise her with a completed apron! Whether she's modern like the halter-top apron, fun like the twirly half apron, or traditional like the bib apron, you're sure to find a style to suit her--and you!

Looking outside at the gray clouds and soggy landscape is making me want a hot cup of tea right now! My favorites are peppermint and PG Tips. Four years ago I was introduced to PG Tips when I was dating my husband whose father is British. He told me that his mom "makes a mean cup of tea" and invited me over to meet them. I look forward to many tea parties with our daughter and passing along that part of her British heritage: how to make a mean cup of tea!

As always, find this project and more on our Pinterest board, Weekend Project Wednesday! While you're there, check out the rest of our boards and follow us for more project inspiration!

Which apron style will you choose? What is your favorite kind of tea?


  1. Enjoyed reading your timely article and look forward to many more. Timely because with holidays around the corner these aprons are exactly the kind of project I have in mind. Currently gathering mix-and-match fabrics to make aprons for daughters-in-law, granddaughters and friends of mine. Love that Sugar and Spice fabric collection, especially the teapots and the hats! I would definitely choose stylish View A for the young women and girlies in my life, and View D for myself.

  2. I'm glad you enjoyed it! All the lovely ladies in your life will be thrilled with the thought and effort you're putting into their one-of-a-kind aprons!

  3. Enjoyed your post! I LOVE aprons, and make several each year. I'm thinking I'm due for a new one soon and really like the "D" style shown in the post. Great choice of fabrics as well!