Added May 26, 2010
So, I’m a farmer. I love dirt. I love the feeling that rushes over you when you look at the place where you planted seeds a few days before and you see persistent little sprouts pushing up through the soil. I have no children at present so my seedlings are my way of charting growth and new life. I have no land of my own yet so my pots will have to suffice for now. I am dreaming of a time when I can have a whole big garden with enough veggies for my family and our neighbors! anyways when I saw this dress in a japanese pattern book my mind was bombarded with dream images of me gardening in style in this fab little apron dress! I am torn between wiping dirty hands on it as if it were just an apron and wearing it to teach in! I think I’ll just have to make more and do both!
I expanded the pattern a bit since a USA size 8 is a hippopotamus in Japan! so, I adjusted to make it hippopotamus size! It’s a simple simple design and it took about 4 hours to do! totally easy and awesome!
I used just plain ole’ muslin and a bit of elastic for the back band between the straps!
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