Here in Utah, we celebrate something called Pioneer Day every July 24. It's in honor of the first group of Mormon pioneers who entered the Salt Lake Valley back in 1847. This upcoming holiday got me thinking of my own pioneer ancestors. Do you have any pioneer ancestors? I have a great grandmother and a great great grandfather who crossed the plains in 1863. In memory of them, I made this pioneer outfit. My favorite part of the outfit is that cute little apron, which I refashioned from a linen napkin.
I was given several linen napkins that had holes in them. I turned all of those sad-looking napkins into doll aprons. If you happen to have some cloth napkins laying around, try refashioning them into doll aprons, you'll love all the detail a cloth napkin adds to it! In fact, let me show you how simple it is to convert a cloth napkin into a doll apron. This project should take you about 15 minutes from start to completion.
Once the seam has been sewn, the basting stitches can be pulled out. Iron the edge of the ribbon and you're done with your darling doll apron. See, I told you it was easy.
Depending on where the holes were in the linen napkin, some of my aprons turned out a little shorter than others. No matter the length, a linen napkin makes the perfect fabric for a cute doll size apron.
So, if you'd like to join in the Pioneer Day celebration, or any pioneer celebration of your own, you'll want to make your own pretty pioneer apron for your doll. Happy Pioneer Day to all of you two weeks from this Friday! xoxo Grandma
Don't want to make this outfit? Go HERE for a completed Pioneer Outfit.
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