My Lemon Meringue Apron

DSCN0212I  am really into yellow lately, its never really been my favorite color, but there is something so friendly about it. I found this primrose yellow fabric with subtle lemon scroll work of it, it goes so nicely with the tiny little yellow rosebud straps and pockets added yellow and white lace on the top, bottom and pocket. It really reminds me of  the Lemon meringue pie my Grandmother used to make. She passed away in August, so this one kinda makes me a little sad, yellow was her favorite color,and yellow roses her favorite flower, I Know she would of loved this one

DSCN0213last year  I had seen this yellow lace, and thought, what would Iever use that for , and walked away, so when I found this fabric I really kicked myself, and of course I couldn’t find that yellow lace at that point, but after a while I found it ( and I have used is several projects) I would recommend buying odd colors of lace, they are hard to find and really add a lot to certain projects

 

 

Metallic Paisley apron with neon green lace

DSCN0208I originally bought this fabric for a quilt, but as soon as I had found the bright green lace,  I knew this apron was meant to be. it doesn’t show real well in photos but there is silver metallic  highlighting the pattern on every piece of fabric used.

DSCN0211Here you can see a little more detail. and like all my apron I have added a comfy elastic waistband , and is fully lined. (I’m amazed at how many $50.00 aprons I have found on line to be just one layer of fabric thick, with that said, I hope to sell this at an upcoming apron party for $29.00)

 

My Pirate map apron

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I apologize how long it has taken me to get back to here. I have been incredibly busy; and have many thing to share. starting with my Pirate map apron with a  black and white harlequin fabric. i absolutely love pirate everything so i was thrilled when i found this fabric at hancocks,

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its fully lined and has an elastic waistband. I am proud to say that this is my first sold apron, it is to be a Christmas present for a pirate fan so i am very proud to share this one with you

 P.S I love how one of the island on the map is called doubloon lagoon  so catchy.

Black and White Damask Apron

blk white apron whole The second apron I made as a Christmas present was for my sister in law. I made it fully lined in this beautiful black and white floral damask, with a comfy elastic waistband  and 3 rows of lace 2 black and 1 white  trimming the bottom.

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I added a coordinating side ribbon and a strip of black glitter ribbon across the bottom for a little sparkle.

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Then a pocket that I matched up to the pattern, so it wouldn’t detract from the skirt like look I was going for.

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This was one of my favorite aprons so far. It was a hit at Christmas

Beer-Garden Girl inspired apron

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This Christmas  I handmade  most of my presents this year.  While it was stressful and exhausting It was well worth the effort. Everyone was very happy, This fully lined apron I made especially for a Sister in law, it reminded me of a beer garden girl so much I wanted to give her two pint mugs to go with them.

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The Brown fuzzy Trim I added was my favorite addition to the apron, it went really nice with the cream eyelet lace. I used four small bows on each end of the side ribbons  that I attached   with the herring bone stitch ( which  when used that way reminds me of fish net)

2012-12-19-151857 I have always felt that having an apron tied around the waist to be uncomfortable, so I started about 7 aprons ago making them with an elastic waistband my mother who is very tiny, loves them since they don’t slid off of her frame.

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Adding the pocket was difficult to line up the pattern with out wasting fabric but I succeeded, you can hardly see it, I don’t think the recipient even  realized it was there .2012-12-19-151951

nifty fifties style blue and yellow apron

I found these fat quarter packs at Jo-Anns fabric a few weeks ago. I just loved the print it,  I found it reminiscent  of June Cleaver. I wanted an apron so badly made with it. I caught a good sale a while back and was thrilled to take these home.

the fat quarters

Since I was using fat quarters at 18”x21” I wanted to make sure that I made the side hems as small as possible. I used a ribbon to encase the edges.  I love how this turned out . I had never tried it before I think I did it well

stitching the ribbon on right side first

after attaching to the right side of the fabric  as close to the edge as possible I flipped it over   pinned it down to the wrong side and stitched it along as straight as possible

finished side encased in ribbon

I really like to put 2 rows of lace  usually contrasting on my skirts and aprons . it adds so much with so little  I stagger my lace a little depending on the width of my lace

the 2 rows of lace on the bottom

I am very happy with the end result. Im proud that Iwas successful in a new technique I will try ribbon edges more often especially when conserving the size of fabric

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I know this wasn’t a tutoria’l  but  if anyone has any questions I will try my best to answer them