Pinkytoast Apron!

 Challenge: Apron

The Facts:

Fabric: A designed and printed ready-to-sew apron by Pinkytoast
Pattern: drafted by artist
Year: contemporary
Notions: a bit of lace and lining
Time to complete: About 2 hours
First worn: November 1, while visiting Pinkytoast
Wear again? My youngest daughter is modeling this time.
Total price: None, I had the privilege of sewing up the first prototype.

This was one of the easiest things I’ve made all year. The apron is designed by Pinkytoast and as a favor, I sewed up the first two. It is printed on a yard of Spoonflower’s quilting¬†cotton, with all the pieces included. I love the the graphic design, two charming banana-head girls wondering what happened. Wait, little girls shouldn’t play with knives, but isn’t it ok for bananas to be cut up? Many of her art themes are really outside the box. This is one of my favorites, but there are so many that are just incredible! She has over 1500 Pinkytoast images on Flickr. Pinkytoast sells exclusively on Etsy at the moment, but bigger prospects for selling her art are looming in the future.

Leah was a doll to help me with the modeling. I had a bit of a Tempest moment, and did not want to do any photos this week. It was a lot more rewarding to just be on the other side of the camera for a change.

However, you see all the little wrinkles, shadows, and distracting background objects from that side. I had a hard time just stepping back and not fussing with every little thing. Happy sewing everyone. I can’t wait to see all of the aprons!

“Mom, if you would just get out of the picture, we could finish up!”




Barbara is a resident of Northern California. She loves to sew and has pledged not to buy retail clothes for the year of 2012. That means she has to make her own, or buy it at a thrift store. I hope she doesn't spend too much on fabric. When she shops for fabric her eyes light up as she imagines the possibilities! She's like a kid in a candy store.


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  1. That is a truly sweet apron. The banana head girls are cutely weird, but your daughter is so like you – an excellent model.

  2. The illustrations are adorable. Thank you for introducing me to pinkytoast. I love the end result of her kit and your photographers eye!

  3. Oh I love it Barbara, the Pinkytoast characters are so strangely cute and Leah looks just like you. Look at you fussing, your daughters facial expression is priceless hehe.

  4. Thank you for the introduction to Pinkytoast : ) I have a young artist friend who is going to get a kick out of her things. Yes, I had a giggle over your daughter’s expression with mom fusting, very cute!

  5. Love your daughter’s lovely smile. Is it bad that I find the banana headed children really creepy? Cute but creepy. But I absolutely adore the petals on the apron, and the lovely retro muted pastels.