They keep sending me videos and photos of her cooking, so I made my granddaughter this for Christmas.


Isn’t it adorable?  I think I want one in my size!

It worked up very quickly, especially with my shortcuts, so there’s still time for you to make a couple before Christmas.  🙂

It’s McCalls 6049.  Have fun!M6049

Here’s my pattern review:

Pattern Description: Children’s Aprons, Chef’s Hat and Oven Mitts

Pattern Sizing:3-4. 5-6, 7-8

Did it look like the photo/drawing on the pattern envelope once you were done sewing with it? Yes, except for changes I made. I made the view C apron, skipping the lace trim and neckline ruffles.

Were the instructions easy to follow? I mostly did my own thing, but they were easy enough.

What did you particularly like or dislike about the pattern? Too many narrow hems on a simple child’s accessory.

Fabric Used:Cotton Twill

Pattern alterations or any design changes you made: I had no desire to do all the narrow hemming along all those ruffles, so bought 1/4 yard more of each fabric and cut each ruffle strip twice the pattern width. By doing this I was able to fold it, wrong sides together, and seam the short ends, then turn, press and gather the raw edges as one. This left a nice finished folded edge, rather than having to hem.

After reading some of the other reviews, I decided to skip the ruffles along the neck line. I thought they looked like a bit much, and other reviewers said they made making the casing difficult.

I sewed the ruffles to the marked lines with the seams/marked lines meeting, and the finished edge of the ruffle pointing up, towards the neckline. I then pinked the raw edges, folded the ruffles down and top-stitched them in place.

For the hat: I made it as directed, except machine top-stitched the hat brim in place, rather than hand sewing. (An edgestitching foot is very helpful here.)

I didn’t make the oven mitt, as it didn’t seem appropriate for a three-year old.

Would you sew it again? Would you recommend it to others? Since this pattern goes from size 3-8, I certainly hope to have opportunity to make it again, if not for my granddaughter, then for other special little girls.

Conclusion: A really cute, fun little pattern. I made the hat and apron in just a few hours.

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2 thoughts on “Quick Christmas Gift Idea- Children’s Apron and Chef’s Hat

  1. That is too sweet! I love the fabrics you used. Yes, I’ll have to do that for a couple of birthdays coming up.

    Be sure to post pics of the one you make for you. :O

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