Friday, October 15, 2010

Freshly Made Aprons

On Tuesday, I took the time to put each newly made apron onto my lovely vintage dress form for a photo session. After putting everything away I was ready to load the pics from my memory card onto the computer. But... somehow the memory card reader had bent one of those little metal prongs and it would not read the card. Grrrr! So yesterday I made a trip to the office supply store for a new memory card reader and I am once again a happy blogger. I have quite a few pictures, so I will post a few at a time over the next week or so.

These three are all from the same new Simplicity pattern.

My favorite feature of this pattern is that the neck and waist ties are one long strip that feeds through a casing on each side from the top of the bib to the top of the skirt at the waist. Click on the picture to enlarge. This makes it very adjustable for different sized cooks.

The green cupcake apron was cut as a size Small and the red floral and the blue check/cherries aprons were cut as a size Medium. Now, I am an XL and had no trouble wearing the size Medium.

I've had request at my craft show to make aprons for men and boys. I think I will use this long strap through a casing to make a couple of BBQ style aprons in more manly fabrics. My next show is the weekend after Thanksgiving so I'll give it a trial run then. Has anyone else sold men's aprons? I'd love any input on this.


Carrie @ Cottage Cozy said...

Linda...your newest aprons are adorable! You always amaze me with your creations!

I am having a "double-the-fun" giveaway...something for a little one and something for you! Stop on by to join the fun if you get a chance! I enjoyed my visit today! :)

barncat said...

Thanks for sharing your new aprons, they're all so cute! I've never sold (any) aprons, but have embroidered on an apron for my husband to wear at an annual fundraiser. All the men in the kitchen loved the funny picture and saying. I had several requests, and they really all wanted something funny, but that might just be our group of friends!

craftyles said...

Cute aprons and thanks for the Halloween card. I love it. Glad you are back and hope everything will work out for you.