“Take chances, make mistakes and get messy!” Ms. Frizzle of “Magic School Bus” fame likes to say. Although I don’t own a bus with magical powers, and I try to stay away from themed outfits, Ms. Frizzle and I share a very similar educational philosophy – children learn better when they are right in the thick of things, experiencing and learning for themselves.
And so, my classroom can be a messy place.
I have a huge white lab coat that I often wear that has been splattered with a rainbow of colours and decorated with rainbow coloured buttons (ok…so maybe sometimes Ms Frizzle and I dress in a similar fashion), but it can be hot to wear and I don’t always need full-body coverage.
So when Abby of Sew much Ado asked me to test her Mommy and Mia Apron Pattern, I knew exactly what I was going to make the apron for.
And I already had the perfect fabric.
Meet my new teaching apron!
And the cute bow at the back.
The pattern was really easy to follow and I am super-happy with the finished product! She has so many diagrams and explains everything so clearly that a seasoned sewer could probably whip one up in a few hours and a confident beginner could probably tackle it too. The pattern also includes girls sizes so that matching aprons can be made for moms and daughters – too cute!
The pattern is currently available in PDF format on the Sew Much Ado web-site and will soon be available as a paper pattern. Abby also created the wonderful Ruby Lou doll pattern which I made last year.
Now I think I need to come up with something wonderfully messy to do when my students come back to school next Monday…..