- We momentarily interrupt our quilting program to talk about aprons -
Here is a very basic apron I made myself about 10 years ago. I love the colour, but you will have to agree with me that this style really does not do the job. It does not cover anything. I always end up with some flour on my shirt and I can't do anything that involve grease like carving a turkey. Which, come to think of it, is not necessarily a bad thing: my husband has the right apron for the job.
|Cute, not practical|
Of course, because I sew, I refuse to buy a new one. I have been meaning to make a full length apron for a long time but never got around to do it until this past week-end. I was puttering around the sewing room looking for an excuse not to clean up when I saw a vintage sheet that needed to be put away in its proper place. I thought "why put it away when I could make something out of it?"
|I love vintage sheets!|
So I set out to make an apron, using my husband's apron as a model. I really loved this print and I think it makes a great apron, but it lacked a little oomph! I looked through my stash of fat quarters: browns, yellows, reds and found the perfect match: yummy cream dots on an orange-y red.
|Fake action shot: the pot is empty...|
On my husband's advice (the real chef in the house) I added a pocket in the front. I am told they are useful. For what? I can't really see myself carrying a spatula in the pocket like I am doing in this picture (his idea, too).
My daughter loved the apron and was quite sad this was not for her, but seriously, why does she need another apron? I made her one a couple years ago with leftover denim and another vintage sheet. I even made her a matching head scarf! I have this thing about not putting pictures of my kids on the blog, so my husband offered to model it for the blog. I politely declined, so here I am again:
|Believe me, it looks much cuter on her than on me!|
Well, I think that is enough pictures of myself for today.
What non quilty things have you sewn recently?
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