November 10, 2008

The Apron that Almost Wasn't

Have you ever had one of those projects that just fought you from beginning to end? That's how this apron was for me. Quite honestly I've been thinking about this project for months. I never could get my fabrics to come together just right. I finally gave up and went out last week and bought some new fabrics and that helped. Until I actually started sewing it. I had no pattern. And I might add, no clue either. What I did have was a yucky virus which is what I'm going to blame all of the errors, ripped stitches, wrong machine settings and temper tantrums on. Now it's done and even though I pretty much hated it by the time I finished it, I think it's growing on me.


If you're like me you like detail, so here are some close ups. That little fleur-de-lis lovely is from a bag of buckles I got at a garage sale for .50. Yep, you heard me right. That picture below is the last minute towel loop I added. I tend to be messy in all of my endeavors, so it makes sense for a girl like me.

22 comments:

  1. regardless of the problems - it came out beautifully!

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  2. I don't wear aprons, but I'd wear that one. It's adorable!

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  3. I don't wear aprons, but I'd wear that one. It's adorable!

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  4. I LOVE that apron! I've been wanting to make a craft apron and just haven't tackled it yet. After seeing yours maybe I am ready.

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  5. It looks really great. The idea of the addition of the towel loop is a great one. I'm always dumping the tea towel down on the work top or carrying it through into another room while I'm in the middle of cooking or washing up so it would be great to have a handy loop to attach it to my apron.

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  6. I think it's adorable and when you are hosting an event in your home, a cute apron is always appropriate!
    Miss Janice

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  7. Great job on your apron Jen - I love the fabric ...is it Amy Butler?

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  8. I love the polka dots and striped fabrics. The others are great as well. I'm just drawn to those polka dots! Thanks for sharing. I feel inspired to make something.

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  9. Such a pretty apron...love all the prints & patchwork-y style!

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  10. Oh Jen, it's absolutely perfect!!! I LOVE your fabric choices. I can't wait to see it in person.

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  11. I love it and the towel loop is genius!!!! I'm sure that will come in real handy!

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  12. Let me get right to the point...I LOVE this apron. The colors, the mix of patterns, and, most of all, you MADE it! How cool is that?

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  13. It turned out wonderful despite all the problems you encountered! Very cute!
    ~Des

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  14. Nice job! I understand about those projects--but it looks like you and the apron have come to a beautiful resolution! (I do love those details. . .)

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  15. I think despite all the obstacles it is very good.

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  16. I think it's very cute! I love half aprons, wish I could sew.
    Well done!

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  17. I love these fabrics! I have an award for you to pick up over at my blog.

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  18. Too cute! I think it's adorable. My daughter would absolutely love it, she loves that style of prints. I can't believe you made it without a pattern. You rock!

    Claire

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  19. Hi Jen,

    I just found your blog today, how fabulous!! I'm going back for a longer look, but its gorgeous and you are so talented too! I just adore that apron! I collect them and can never seem to get enough! ;)I added you to my Favs so I can visit often! Nice to meet you :)

    ~ Hugs~ Cynthia

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