Friday, June 22, 2007

My apron from "The Apron Book"


Mary from Crash-n-Smash sent me book "The Apron Book"
What a great book this is.. If you love aprons it is a must!
Thanks again Mary :-}
In the back of the book is a full size apron pattern.
With that pattern I made the apron above.
I used vintage & new cotton fabrics.
Added a large pocket to the bottom, it's divided into three.
And I fully lined the apron.
This is a very easy pattern to use.
I love wearing aprons! Especially full ones with pockets.
I use my aprons everyday when I clean,
do dishes (I've no dishwasher) oh yes I do I'm the dishwasher...
when I garden, when I paint, even when I sew..
The pockets come in so handy to hold everything I need.
I enjoy collecting vintage aprons and have a couple hundred of them..
I find that most vintage aprons are a bit to delicate
to wear for everyday use.
So when I make my aprons I try and find strong vintage cotton fabrics to use.
I use new fabrics on the ties and pockets for extra strength.
So have some fun get busy and make yourself an apron.
If only to hang on a peg rack to make your room look pretty..



8 comments:

carole said...

Mary Dear:
You are sooooo talented!!! It is lovely and I bet it looks good on you!!!
Your friend
carole

ellen said...

Fantabulous! Pretty and useful. Who could ask for anything more? I love it! You did a great job.
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~Becca~Bluebird Rose said...

That is very pretty!
:)

Sharon Kay said...

A job well done and it is so pretty.

She'sSewPretty said...

Your apron turned out so pretty. I love the fabrics you used!

Julia said...

Just had to say hello when I saw the wedding photo. We are exactly the same age. You have a beautiful blog. Julia of Only My Dreams

Mary said...

Mary ,Your apron turned out so Precious ...Love all the different fabric :) You will look to cute to work and get dirty :)

Cherub*Kisses said...

So, So Cute!! Mom just made me an apron with ME's fabric "Bloom Where You're Planted" and I just love it!! Makes me feel cute even on my dogdoo days ;o)