Wednesday, July 23, 2008

Aprons & More Aprons

Alright I have another fixation I am currently on. Aprons why you may ask? Aprons have been popping up everywhere & with that occurrence I can’t help finding some cute ones. It all started with one magazine.

I found 3 cute apron patterns in it. First the Cottage-Inspired Apron

Next the Easy Retro Apron,

& finally the Pretty Paisley Apron.

I wanted to make all three but there was only one apron pattern to cut out in the magazine & I needed 3 different styles out of the one paper which would not work so I took the original pattern to Kinko’s and copied it a couple times. Later found these same patterns online. Oh well, I had already made my version of the Pretty Paisley Apron

This is my version of the Cottage-Inspired Apron which I made for my mother’s birthday.

After I finished these I was at a newly opened fabric store & saw this lovely apron with five pockets the perfect apron for crafting of any variety. But they didn’t have the pattern & I didn’t want to take the time to fiddle with fabric to figure out the pattern. So I kept checking back at the store & finally the store got the pattern in. Here is a picture of the apron at the store.

Here is the pattern picture.

I promptly made a couple. This was the first.

When I finished this one my mother tried it on and said she liked her apron. I then told her she could keep it if she really wanted it.

This I made in conclusion but I might make more. I like the five pockets.

I somewhere around this time was telling my grandmother about my recent fascination with aprons & she showed me some of her old aprons & I thought I might duplicate one of her very practical aprons.

This was my first attempt to duplicate an already made article, here is the final product. I will show a picture of the original after I replace the buttons with new ones. The great thing about this apron is that it has great coverage for the down & dirty jobs.
Oh the reason I have not been posting as regularly is that I had a lot going on. I just graduated, my brother just graduated, had 2 vacations, I had to obtain a special job certification for my new job that I just got hired for. I am currently commuting 1 ½ hrs daily to my job & I’m learning what needs to be done for that job, so please be patient with my less than regular posts.

If that was not enough I came across this wonderful book at my local bookstore. I promptly bought it for some light reading. You might be seeing some more aprons in the not so near future.