Yesterday O and I watched a video about the city of Kiruna Sweden, which will be moving 3 km down the road. Then we watched the video featuring a cinnamon bun (O’s pick). It was the first in a series about Fika, the Swedish tradition of slowing down and taking a break, possibly socializing and usually having coffee and something sweet. We’ve needed to slow down, so we are going to celebrate Fika with cardamom rolls and hot chocolate (strongly coffee flavored for Mommy).
Just in time to help prepare our Fika, A finally gets an apron of her own. This is Simplicity 8916 view D. The fabric is Plockade in Navy from Sarah Jane’s Sommer line for Michael Miller. (Everything in this line is awesome.) This was actually very easy sew. It took a bit of time because there is so much of the adorable contrast bias trim, but I am so pleased with the results, that O’s new apron may be done in the same pattern.
The only changes I made to the directions was doing a narrower binding along the pocket to emphasize the fabric pattern and to shorten the ties to 9″ rather than 11″. For the size four this seemed more in scale, but 11″ might be better for some of the larger sizes. I was a bit concerned about having enough bias tape as the pattern calls for 5 1/4 yds. for all sizes, but my 5 yd. package left about 12″ overage and I could have done the ties a bit shorter.