I am such a sucker for dots,I find them so sweet and simple. I made this baby blue with white dot apron, it, like all my aprons are fully lined. Its hard to tell but the fully lined attached half apron is white paisley. I added 2 layers of lace baby blue and white.
I am a huge fan of they color grey, I think its entirely under appreciated, I found this cream rose on grey fabric, I really loved it but was afraid it was too old-timey, I paired it with this grey geometric pattern and i think it complemented it a lot.
I added this white lace, I think the lace pattern ties the pattern from the two fabrics together.
I finally finished my first commissioned apron. This is a fully reversible, 6 aprons in 1, and triple thick ,this is a heavy duty apron.
here it is reversed
She really wanted an apple and rooster apron, after searching 6 fabric stores for the right apple I came across this gem.
I never really wanted an apple fabric until now. I am actually thinking of making my self a dress with it. The pockets are copper metallic dot, and the black has tiny black apple blossoms that don’t really show on here. This was a lot of firsts for me, first making ruffles for a project, first collars ( free formed them I don’t even own a pattern with a collar) and first triple lined, all my others are dual layers. Took my 5 days in total.
I have been gone way too long, my sewing machine decided to retire early with out notice. It took me 2 months but I purchased a new one. (I will post about my new machine soon) Right before my machines untimely departure i received an order for my first commissioned apron.( right after she purchased one from me ) she wanted lots of lace and ruffles on apple/rooster fabric. Now I hate making ruffles, I don’t have a ruffler foot nor am I experienced in gathering, but this is my third ruffle I have ever made, ruffled by hand, I think im getting pretty good at it. I cant wait to share more!
I completed my first full apron, I am very happy with it. I originally bought this pink rose on green to make curtains in my kitchen but decided it would look great with this dotted fabric. every part of this, including the floral half apron part, is fully lined.
I used a cream brocade for the waistband that is elastic so you can comfortably move around in it. The top straps are partially elastic, but then ties in back, it really helps for busty girls.
I did a top stitch in lime green and added two laces forest green and cream
My sister in laws birthday is next week I made her this sachet that is lace edged and stuffed with a small amount of batting, dried lemon geraniums that I grew myself,I added some Bulgarian Rose oil that I received as a gift, it smells delightful. I absolutely love this fabric and bought 10 yards of it on a whim, ( really funny when a friend dropped by and witnessed me trying to fold 30 ft of fabric) Hope you guys like the new photos trying to step up my photography.
I love this oil smells so good, and I really like the wooden container the vial came in.
I started making myself this small purse, and while its unfinished, I wanted to share this with you. I have been considering making a pearl beaded handle, but have yet to commit to it. The red roses are actually two pockets and edged in this beautiful antique cream lace that I have been referring to as buttermilk. I received the lace as a gift and was found in a small shop in Wisconsin along with 10 yards of forest green lace that you will be seeing a lot of soon. The lining is a tiny white dot on a red background. I did a top stitching in an apple green thread. My favorite is the little red rose decorative button, its the cherry on top.
This bag is very similar to the first project I ever tried to sew on a machine, I completely butchered it; I wanted to quit but my husband encouraged me to finish no matter what it looked like, so I could see how far I had come once I was better at sewing. I cried during most of it with him at my side. He was so right when I came across that first bag recently I was amazed. that’s when I decided to make a new one, I altered it greatly cause the other was too small, and pockets that were mostly decorative. I’m very happy with this new one.
I highly suggest if you have had a project that almost defeated you ( or did ) to take it out, and look at how far your skills have come, and possibly try it again, at the very worst you can learn from it
My Mothers favorite flowers are daisies, so I made this apron for her thinking she would pick it for her birthday out of all the ones I had made. To my surprise she picked a Cheshire cat inspired apron that I had made on a whim, ( no photos of, at least yet). She really liked this one but the bright fuchsia and purple of the other made her happy. This was my first time working with cream Cluny Lace, I was nervous but learned how to deal with it. I really recommend this type of lace now it feels nice and soft on a finished project.
I loved the little pink flowers on the pocket, and I think goes well with the yellow straps that feature tiny little pink flower buds.
So these are my yellow and blue rose aprons I used these same fabrics to make my nifty fifties apron from an earlier entry; but have taken it a lot farther . This first one with the blue background, I tried a dual-compartment pocket with an electric and baby blue striped fabric. The straps are baby yellow rose buds. I used yellow and electric blue lace; I love this lace combination. Like all my aprons They are both fully lined and with a comfy enclosed elastic waistband .
Now my white background, yellow and blue rose apron has just been sold, I ship it out tomorrow, along with my pirate apron, my first sales very excited.
I added baby blue lace along with the yellow lace to this one.
I really love how these look, similar but with there own unique qualities.