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Wanta Planta Pansy apron dress

Added May 26, 2010

by littlewren

Rutledge, Pennsy...






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!

Material Notes

I used just plain ole’ muslin and a bit of elastic for the back band between the straps!




Garment Type


mr. pansy
Chris Maswreath

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    May 28, 2010, 05.34 AMby tschasta

    perfect style – red clogs would fit this perfectly

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    May 28, 2010, 12.28 AMby nessys

    I love this – it makes me wish I had any form of gardening skills to allow me to wear something like this . . . I am sure I could bake cookies in it instead. . . I’m much more of a baker . . !!

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      May 28, 2010, 02.13 AMby littlewren

      mmmm! I am always covered in flour when I am making bread or cookies, what a sweet way to enjoy a day of cooking! yeah, I’ll have to add that to my list too!!! so I need at least 3 more! : )

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    May 26, 2010, 06.30 PMby ivorykohl

    yet another gardener here. This apron dress is great, I’ll have to figure a few up. What a cute way to protect your clothes and celebrate your femininity amidst all that dirty work! I have 4, 4×4ft square gardens on my postage stamp of a lawn.

    I love your credits. I’m sure the plants are honored!

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      May 28, 2010, 02.12 AMby littlewren

      there is a femininity to this apron dress that is entirely enchanting! I think there is a way that women have with plants… mothering instinct? why not look the part! good for you transitioning a big part of your small area to garden!!! Most people are too scared to tear up their lawns… and put in lovely lettuces! mmm!

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    May 26, 2010, 04.37 PMby badyan

    Nice apron, nice story. I share your farming dreams. So far we have only a few pots with soil but we have already bought a nice lot for our house and garden! I´m really excited about that.

    I will need a couple of these aprons :-)

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      May 28, 2010, 02.10 AMby littlewren

      awesome!!! good for you! a lot that you can plan as you please! How exciting!!! I’ll live vicariously through you for now if that’s ok! : )

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    May 26, 2010, 03.31 PMby jaimesews

    I have the same dreams – we have a square foot gareden in our tiny back yard, but someday I’d love to stretch out on some land. Love the apron and your narrative. Thanks for sharing!

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      May 28, 2010, 02.08 AMby littlewren

      mmm! stretches of garden! sounds wonderful! I love the square foot garden concept! pretty amazing what you can do in only a little space! enjoy your gatherings from it! : )

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