Sunday, October 21, 2007

I made an apron!





I spent the best part of today making an apron as I'd (rather rashly) signed up to do an apron exchange a few weeks ago with my quilting group.
Although I enjoyed sewing when my kids were small the only apron I've ever made was at school when we had to sew our cookery aprons and matching caps :)
I'd emailed my apron partner for her preferences but didn't get a reply so I just did my own thing basing the design loosely on a pattern I'd seen in one of the Australian Patchwork and Stitching magazines.
I did the stitchery using white Kona Snow fabric with two strands DMC 797.
The fabric is from one of the Mary Engelbreit lines. I had enough fabric left over and would have loved to have made a matching potholder but didn't have the special insulated wadding needed to make it heat resistant.
I really enjoyed making the apron and now I want to make one for my daughter using this cute cupcake fabric I've seen on eBay.

23 comments:

Nancy said...

Margaret the apron you made is beautiful! The embroidery is very pretty, and you did a just perfect job of everything. Like the little label too. I'm sure the time spent in the kitchen will be very cheerful wearing this!

Bren said...

OH MY GOODNESS!! I LOVE that apron! It is gorgeous. I hope you are making one for yourself too. The cupcake fabric is perfect for an apron!!! I am inspired to make another apron, only not with a curved bottom...that was tedious.

Sweet P said...

Your apron is stunning! I would gladly wear that apron while cooking in my kitchen. The cupcake fabric will make another fantastic apron.

Dena said...

You did a beautiful job for your apron swap buddie. I love the pocket and your handmade label. Good job hon!

Linda said...

Oh now that's too cute. You have my address, right?...lol....

Pat said...

Hi Margaret,

Thank you for visiting my blog and for the warm welcome. I love your apron. That cupcake fabric makes me hungry! I will post pics soon. Please stop by again and I will be back to visit. Thanks again.

Pat

Tanya said...

GREAT apron! Love it - awesome job.

Tanya

Anonymous said...

Well Margaret,
Your talents continue to amaze me :>) That apron is just gorgeous. I love the fabric and the style but especially, I love the stitched border on the pocket. It's so distinctive. It brought back long ago memories for me too. We had to make an apron in school and I made a terrible job of it. I can't believe I used to hate sewing in school.
The cupcake fabric is so pretty and is very retro!
Warm hugs, Angela

Nancy said...

I tagged you Margaret! Check out my blog and play if you want.

Nadine said...

Your apron is LOVELY, Margaret ! You should make one for you, as well... And the cupcake fabric for your daughter's apron is soooo cute !

hugs & smiles,
NADINE

Elaine said...

Nice apron.
~Elaine

Patti said...

Margaret your apron is amazing and I can see more on the horizon - especially ones with pockets on them. I would happily wear one of your aprons if it would fit! Lots of love Patti xxx

Christine said...

I love the blue apron!! Excellent job M.M.. How strange I was just admiring that exact cupcake fabric on a web shop. I stared at it for a long time trying to think of how I could use it. Never did come up with an idea so I ordered other fabrics instead :-) I know DD will love it.

Heidi said...

Wow Margaret! I would love being your swap partner as you do such beautiful work!!! That apron is so great and she will love it. Is that you modeling it? I hope you share a photo of the apron for your daughter. That is perfect fabric for an apron. Great fun.

Hugs ~
Heidi

Susan M said...

Margaret....your apron is beautiful! Oh, and I love the cupcake fabric. Looks good enough to eat!

Happy Stitching
Hugs....SueM

CONNIE W said...

You made a great apron! I love the color.

Hollabee said...

That looks way too pretty to use! well done...I'm still thinking of making one but am hopeless at reading patterns :(

Choko said...

Hi Margaret,

Surely I think that the person who received this apron is pleased. Because this apron is very pretty.
And the cloth of cake is very pretty, too. Your daughter will be pleased, too.

Sachiko

domy said...

What a beautiful apron ! the stitch pocket is very cute !
The cupcake fabric will make another beautiful apron and makes me feel hungry :-)))

diane said...

Margaret, You have done a lovely job! I sure could have used your apron in the church kitchen last night! I would have been the best dressed person there!! Congrats on a fine finish!

Brenda said...

Very pretty apron. I really like it.

patchwitch said...

I like your choice of fabrics, congrats to the apron Margaret!

Char said...

Hi Margaret...what a great apron!!! You look just fantastic in it too....if that is you without a head!!!! And all your goodies posted...you are soo lucky!!!!
hugs, Char