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Monday, August 1, 2011

Go Girly-wear an apron!

I love aprons.  Old, new, tattered, half, full, ruffles….you name it, I love aprons.  They are inherently feminine and these days for more than just the kitchen.

In my continuing quest for quick completions, I finished these 2 aprons this weekend.

First is from the Shop Girl (and boy) pattern by Fabritopia.

Love the pattern.  Very easy to follow & I love the way the pattern cut out worked.    I mixed a Michael Miller print with some coordinating polka dots

The pattern does give the option of lining the apron, but I didn’t.  I am sure if I had made this in cooler weather, I probably would have.

Shopgirl Apron

I had hoped to use this for the mommy & me apron class, but the bias ironing time for 2 aprons puts it out of reach for an afternoon class.  I think using the prepackaged would take so much away from this design.     Soooo…we are going to make this one!

Ruffle Apron by Sweetwater

Sweetwater Ruffle Apron

I love this pattern.  You can go real retro with calicos or fun & flirty with novelty prints like this Robert Kaufman fabric.  I think next time, I will opt for a wider band.  The pattern called for twill tape, but I liked having the band/straps match.

The full line of Sweetwater’s Little Sprout patterns are on the way.  I can’t wait to try them all!

We have listed several new apron patterns, so pop over to fabricsnquilts.com to check out our every growing selection.


Marydon said...

Your apron are wonderful, but I favor the lower one.
Have a lovely week ~

harleywife57 said...

These are so so pretty !! I like the full coverage one since I tend to get stuff on me when cooking !!!! I must admit , I just BOUGHT one ( I know you are disappointed with me!) yesterday at KMart ; it was clearance $6.49 ; it looks like a halter dress with RUFFLES ! ; and it's RED BANDANA print ( 2 of my favorites ) and I got a clearance tablecloth to match !! My thinking was : it's less than the pattern and then I thought I could have made one w/o a pattern , but .................. the biggest reason : lazy !! and I have 6 binding to do ! ha !

Barb said...

cute aprons....