THE SHOW and TELL STORY
Aprons. Who would have thought?
It started just like any other day, with me greeting my Kindergartners at the door with a stack of sight word cards; flipping through "look" and "was" and "now" as they came in. Then Ellie's mom handed me a permission slip and Sam's dad handed me his lunch and Mac handed me the dead moth he found in the yard and the flash cards ended up on the floor.
If only there was a way...
And so the Show and Tell Apron was born. Almost.
The first rendition I made myself, ignoring the D I got in eighth grade sewing. It worked, but had a few construction flaws not to mention multiple aesthetic shortcomings, (I still have it! pictured below). Fortuitously, one of my Kindermoms that first year was a professional seamstress who sewed for the San Francisco Ballet (which is amazing given that I teach in a tiny town 150 miles from San Francisco). She took my Cinderella smock and gave me back a Princess apron and we were off and stumbling.
The journey has been a crash course in patents, LLCs, wholesale fabric, tech-packs, and the dreaded seam allowances still haunting me from eighth grade. I've learned about tax returns, inventory, care tags and small scale sewing contractors not to mention TpT, Las Vegas, and Facebook. It has been quite an education for someone who never made it beyond Kindergarten.
Throughout the process, I've stuck to one of my golden Kindergarten rules: "Unless you are making a circle, don't cut corners." These Show and Tell Aprons are well-designed, well-tested and well-made using quality materials and sewn right here in the United States. I am irrationally attached to each one of them, so if yours doesn't satisfy you, please let me know (firstname.lastname@example.org).
I wear mine every day and I continuously find new uses for it.
I hope the same for you -