Saturday, February 27, 2010

St. Pat's Apron

Note from mom2fur: I'm so happy to report (thanks for the info, Nanci!) that Shereen is back with "Sew Crafty Friday." You can link there from my sidebar. I hope others will join in the fun, too--you don't have to sew, just be crafty!

One thing that's nice about being snowed in, with no obligation to go places, is you get time to finish something or other. My something or other is this St. Pat's apron. I have an apron I bought several years ago that is flattering on me. It's kind of scooped around the bottom, then it tapers up to the waistline. So I traced around it on this shamrock fabric. I left off a bottom ruffle, which is very pretty but more work than I wanted to do for something I'll only wear one month out of the year.

The binding around the color is bias tape I made myself. I got the idea from "Sewing with Nancy." You just line up strips of scrap fabric, sew them together, then cut them on the bias. If you have an apron you love that lays nice and flat (no gathers, I mean), you could also trace off a pattern from it.

I'm off in a little while to get my hair done--my husband pays for the whole thing every 6 weeks. Isn't he something?


Carolyn said...

Great job on the apron. It is nice sometimes just to stay put and have time to complete a fun project. Yes, that is sweet of your dh. (smile)

Nanci said...

I love the style of your apron. The idea for the binding is wonderful; you may see it end up on one of my projects some day.

Also, you need to link this post to "Sew Crafty Friday", cuz it's back--just began again yesterday.

I remember that's how I first came across you blog--glad I did!

jenjen said...

Cute apron - I love it! Thanks for the book suggestions! I also love the Stand. I read it for the first time when I was 15 and have probably read it 10 times. It's a good one!


Linda said...

Hi, Thanks for your comment. I'll be doing a post later this week that will have the Lemon Ricotta Cake recipe in it. Your apron is great. Linda

Tara said...

You've won! You entered my contest for recipes for the political luncheon that my husband signed me up for and I drew your name to win a fun kitchen prize! Please email me at tarakluth at juno dot com and we can hook up details.

Thanks for playing!


Kelly said...

Thanks for stopping by my blog! Cute apron...wish I could sew. I am determined to learn-someday.
As for peaches and whipped cream on cake, that is yummy! I have a son that doesn't handle peaches too well, but we do them a few times a year when they are in season so I'm sure they'll make it to the breakfast table a time or two this summer!

Pat Harris said...

I love the apron. Wish I could find a pattern for one that is comfortable. My mil used to wear one that snapped down the front. Way cool, but I can't find one now. So I end up with spots all over my tops. LOL

Thank you for visiting junkblossoms. I hope you'll stop in again soon. I love company.

~*Mona*~ said...

I missed out on seeing this last week. This is a very nice apron, you did a wonderful job!

Fun and Fang said...

That looks great!!!

Thanks for your cute comments on my vampire egg!

Lynn said...

Just came by from Sugarpiefarmhouse. I had to see all your fun crafts :) LOVE the apron! It's so adorable. The St. Patrick's Day pillows and potholders, too. You have been a busy girl!