I have been working on my own apron pattern to get exactly the look I want. My first attempt is the black & white apron. I was pretty happy with that. I made a couple of adjustments and tried different necklines and pockets. After one final change, I made the pink cupcake apron. I am very happy with the results. The apron is a one size fits most and the pattern fits on 1 yard of fabric! Three different necklines and any pocket design I can dream up, gives me the variation I love. I then went on to make the same in a child's size so that I can have Mommy & Me sets. I made my first draft (the blue and white apron), but I don't have a little girl to try it on. I think I'll try the library and hope some little girl will be my model.
This is the apron I sent to my partner for the Hittin' the Trail cowboy apron swap. I truly hope it was received but I never heard anything from my partner. I was so pleased with the finished apron, I really hated to part with it. I'm glad I took so many pictures.
What a busy summer! I have been sewing aprons, just not taking time to blog about them. Well, it's my favorite time of year and here are a few new aprons to go along with all the beautiful foliage here in New England.
I made this one using McCall's 4243. I added some rick rack and adjusted the pockets to the 'right' place. I also tried a new technique on the neck straps and ties. It uses two fabrics and is a very pretty effect.
I thought I put up a few more pictures of some of my collection. I am really liking these retro styles like the first 2 (Ebay wins). And,I came home from the flea market yesterday with the 2 on the bottom. The bottom pattern is still factory folded and even the reorder strip on the flap is still intact. I kind of hate to use it!
This was given to me by a friend's mother. It belonged to my friend's grandmother. I keep meaning to ask for her grandmother's name, so I know what to call her. It is made of heavy cardboard and put together with brass paper fasteners. The close-ups are of the brand name on the upper front and the center back waistline. It must have taken quite a bit of time to put this together as there are dozens of paper fasteners.
I have been working on a few aprons this week to be sent off to women in Missouri whose lives have been affected by tornadoes that went through their community on May 10th. If you want to know more, you can find the information at Lucy's blog or click on the Apronista link in the sidebar and go to the forums to read the thread that Lucy started.
Today was National Wear Your Apron Day. It's 10 p.m. here and I still have mine on. My son insisted I remove it to go out to the store with him this afternoon. He's no fun :o( I wore my smock apron made from this pattern. I'll replace the pattern photo with the real apron if I remember to get a picture.
It's time to sign up for the next Flirty Apron Swap. The theme of this swap is 'Celebrating Independence'. Shawnee has arranged another contest with a great apron prize. If you want to join in on the fun, click on the link in my sidebar. But hurry, sign up ends May 15th.
I made these aprons for a swap called 'I made it myself in your favorite color' on Swap-Bot. The main fabric is called "Chef's Choice Check" and I found it in the home dec fabrics at Joann's. The solid red and the gold calico were from my stash as was the rick rack. I used Simplicity pattern #4692.
This is the apron I made to send to my partner for the Flirty Apron and Accessory Swap. I used a vintage pattern, made the bib removable and added buttons on the bib front and the pockets. More pictures of this apron, posted by the recipient, can be found here. Date on post is April 19, 2008.
I'm so glad you stopped by for a visit. I began blogging to share my love of aprons. Now I use my blog to share all the things I love.
I learned to sew when I was 11 years old and it's still my favorite hobby. I adore vintage everyday items. I can spend hours poking around a flea market or antique store. I am a stay at home mom, and after homeschooling my son for seven years, I'm finding more time to craft and sew. I have been happily married since 1991. I live in the town I was born in and most of my family live only minutes away.