A while ago I entered a giveaway for a Flirty Apron – I didn’t win, but I couldn’t get it out of my mind – I loved the fresh lemon color, edge piping, and the scallops at the bottom – here are the pics from their site:
When I hosted a kitchen bridal shower I thought the perfect gift was an apron, so I got to work. This time I happen to use a pattern (like Kate HERE) – McCall’s 5720.
A few alterations:
–I made the neck strap tie around the neck instead of button
–I lengthened the waist tie so it would tie in the front in a big bow
–I scalloped the bottom. To do this I got out a bowl and traced it onto the bottom edge over and over – it’s not perfect, but it has the look I wanted.
–I used piping along the edges instead of hemming and didn’t use ric rac.
Here’s my scalloped edge – cute, right??
And here I am modeling the masterpiece. I almost hated to give it away – I now desperately need to make one for myself. The fabric is from Heather Bailey’s Nicey Jane collection.
So, as most projects go, in the end I probably spent the same amount to make it as I could have just spent to buy the Flirty Apron one. Oh well. But I do have lots of scraps of the fabric to use in other projects….
and mine is unique and made with love, right??
It came out great! Love the fabric, and scraps always make your project the better one, LOL!
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Love it! Great colors and fabrics!
Adorable! I love making aprons! Check out the recent apron tutorial on my blog. 🙂
Life with the Lebedas says
Cute!! You should link up to my Craftify It Thursday post!
Jennifer @ Life with the Lebedas
Joseph's Grainery Recipes says
Isn’t it funny how you can spend almost as much making it yourself as buying it? I bet the apron’s recepient loved it!
Very cute! You did a great job!
This is absolutely darling, Mandy! Love it!
I LOVE the way you lengthened the middle bit.. and I think the whole apron is absolutely gorgeous and inspirational!! Well done!
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That is so cute! That fabric is so much fun.
So true. It’s special because you put your time sweat and energy into it! I love the scalloped edge, great job with the whole thing! Thanks for sharing!!
I love that scalloped edge! too cute.
Kalleen at Second Street says
I don’t think I could have given that away.