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    22 August 2012

    Apron Addiction

    This is a repost (slightly modified) from Christmas 2010. I've been pulling fabric off of the selves and auditioning them for some new apron projects I have in mind. And since aprons seem to be such timeless and collectible items, I thought I might just try my hand at a few in my Esty Shoppe. At least I would finally open up a few patterns and actually cut in to a few yards of fabric. And hopefully, I won't just end up expanding my own ever-growing collection!

    I thought it would be fun to do some Mommy-Daughter aprons, and maybe even some Daughter-Dolly aprons. Anyway, I here are the apron set that I made for my nieces. And today's inspiration.

    (Remember to click on the image to enlarge, then click again to "SUPER SIZE" it)

    This is Monique's Teapot apron, mitt and pad. For the main fabric I used a Mary Engelbreit's Cup of Kindness, a yellow polka dots on black for the accent pieces and bow, and a solid yellow fabric for the lining. It's difficult to see but I attached an ME Teacup button to the center of the bow.

    This is Alyssa's Bistro apron, mitt and pad. For the main fabric I used a vintage reproduction fabric which has an allover kitchen/food motif, a multi-colored, stripped fabric for the accent pieces, and a solid burgundy fabric for the lining and bow. Attached to the bow is another ME button. This one a bowl of cherries.

    This is Sydney's Birdhouse apron, mitt and pad. For the main fabric I used an allover birds and birdhouse fabric, a multi-colored stars on red fabric for the accent pieces and bow, and a solid beige for the lining. On this bow I've attached a little bird and birdhouse button.

    This is Emily's Fairy apron, mitt and pad. For the main fabric I used an all over purple on white fairy fabric, a purple and red on purple "Hot Mama's" confetti fabric for the accent pieces, pockets, and lining. And of course, added the purple rick-rack trim, and accented the top with an organza and beaded flower.

    The first three aprons were made using Simplicity Pattern #3746. However, I did have to modify/resize the pattern for two of these aprons. The last apron was made using Simplicity Pattern #2492. On this apron I merged the "A" and "B" apron to achieve the look I wanted. I also modified the pocket and the ties by eliminating the ties at the back of the neck so that it criss-crosses in the back (like the others).

    On all of the aprons I made I added the bows, and the linings, and created my own pattern for the oven mitts and hot pads.

    Each one of the girls also received their ensemble with a package of cookie mix, a gift box of cookie cutters, a small rolling pin, wire whisk, spatula, and wooden spoon.

    Until Next time...Happy Needling!!!


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    Blogger Cathy K said...

    The aprons are darling! I love making them, too, and was on an apron kick about 3 years ago. I still have the patterns and "ingredients" for dozens of them. We can talk aprons when you're here soon! BTW - great pix of them, too!!

    August 25, 2012 at 8:29 AM  
    Blogger Gerry said...

    Hi Cat! For years and years I wouldn't even consider wearing an apron. It was too 'domestic' for me. LOL.

    But at some point I realized just how handy, and cute they are. And so starts the addiction. LOL

    I wonder what a CQ apron would be like? Probably not a good choice, I guess.

    Glad you liked the pix but I really need to get a dress form, though. Kind of a hassle (and not very attractive) to display then on the tile floor. LOL.

    August 25, 2012 at 9:34 AM  
    Blogger Judy S. said...

    Cute aprons, Gerry! I really like the Victorian ladies also.

    September 3, 2012 at 10:18 PM  

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