Sunday, January 27, 2008

Stash Valentines Retro Apron!

After being extremely inspired by the lovely aprons on the sewing board, I decided I *must* have a spiffier apron. I was determined to do it without spending any money, so this is a true stash project- every bit of it. I didn't have enough of any one fabric, so I ended up combining three- the white and black polka dots I squeeeeezed out of some scraps, and I was so happy to find both red and pink bias binding in my craft drawers. Once again, I didn't have enough of either, so I ended up using both. I really like how the finished product turned out. I used my Retro Apron pattern from McCalls, but changed it up quite a bit, taking out the back piece since I hate putting things over my head, and made the skirt full and longer instead of straight. I hope I can inspire someone else in turn. :) Here's a shot of the back:


Jaimee Lavin said...

To the happy seamstress~

What a cute apron!!! You did an amazing job with all your scraps... now we can do a Valentine tea party!

The penguin pj's are cute too. :)

love from your girlfriends,
Lynette, Jennifer and Jaimee

Mackenzie said...

It is *SO* cute!!

Sommer said...

That is darling!!!! I'm so inspired, I will have to come up with some fancy idea for my scraps:-)

Enjoy baking valentine's treats in that lovely apron!

Emily said...

Oh so cute. I love it. I have an apron that I just made but *sigh* I have to sew the trim on it and it's been sitting on my sewing machine for a week just patiently waiting on a better day to sew. You look just adorable though.

Sara N. Smith said...

That is just too cute! You are so talented and very creatvie!

Mandy said...

That is sooo cute! I love the fabrics. :)


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