We've had a lot of experience with children's aprons. We spend a lot of time in the kitchen together and as you know, an apron is a must.
Briefly, our experience goes like this;
- Visit a fair. Purchase a small child's apron that looks really good. The strap around the neck attaches to the apron with velcro - good. But the side ties need to be done up by an adult. Persist with apron for several months.
- Rachel (mother to three) makes some aprons. Send some fabric and request she makes one for us. Head part is too small to fit and the side ties need to be done up by an adult.
- Order a child's apron online. Don't read the fine print. Apron is adjustable so no trouble with the head part, but the ties still need to be done up by an adult.
- Order apron from Louise at tuu ra lou . Apron is made using pattern from Sew Liberated. The head part fits, it is made with elastic covered in fabric. The side attaches with velcro. No adult required. Five stars! Ten out of ten! Fabulous! Only wish I had found it earlier.
My advice for the day... if you are looking for child's apron use the Sew Liberated Montessori Child's Apron pattern or purchase one pre-made from this pattern. But you probably already knew that!
We hang ours on a low hook in the pantry. Easy to reach and always ready.