Christmas Gifts featuring the Victoria Apron by Handmaidens Cottage

Do you use an apron when you are in the kitchen? Even though some might say that’s a lost art (custom?), I use an apron almost daily. Otherwise, I would need to sew a new top almost daily, lol!

The opportunity arose to sew the Victoria Apron by HMC and I couldn’t resist its sweet scallops! I rated this pattern as intermediate because of the scallops and the fact that there are instructions for lengthening/shortening the apron bodice. There is also a button closure at the back, so keep that in mind if you are intimidated by buttonholes!

While this pattern doesn’t have a “layers” option, it was fairly easy to follow the lines for each size. I print only in black & white, so there may have been a confusing spot or two, but easy to refer back to the pattern on the computer.  The instructions were easy to follow and I am very pleased with how it turned out.  The only thing I would like to see added to this pattern would be children’s sizes because it would be adorable as a mommy and me set.


I asked my niece to model for me and she kindly agreed...and was gifted a new apron out of the deal! ;) We went with an aqua Christmas print that she loves and I think the colors go well with her dishes, so she can use this apron year round.

I chose the shorter length option for my niece and it fits great!


Now when she’s baking cookies with her kiddos, she won’t get messy and neither will you!!  This apron would be a perfect gift for the baker friend or family member.