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Another Apron

July 23, 2010

I am guest posting for Sew&Tell over at Amylouwho today!  Go check her/me out.  And here is another project I finished yesterday to add to Sew&Tell for this week.  I just can’t help making aprons.  They are easy for me to throw together (though if I ever decide to use an actual pattern and directions and stuff I’m sure I’ll be lost) and they have a great big cuteness factor.  My niece is turning four next week and this is her present.

I actually have six niece and nephew birthday’s before the end of August, and I’ve only got one more gift to make.  I’ve never been so prepared and ahead of schedule in my life.  And actually, if it hadn’t been for Danielle I wouldn’t have even thought to make an apron for little D.

Danielle and I are d0ing a swap of sorts, and she sent me this scrap from her stash.  She made a dress out of it for another small girl a while back.  But as soon as I saw this little scrap with the cute border print I knew it was going to be just enough to make a little girl’s apron.  (I’ve got a few other bitty pieces which I already have plans for.)

I probably would never have picked out this fabric to purchase myself.  And Danielle isn’t some crazy ladybug lady either.  But little girl’s love this kind of thing, and I’m sure both of them are/will be happy with their new stuff.  I didn’t have anything to line this apron with to make it reversible, which is kind of a bummer.  I think making them reversible requires much less work.  No pressing under tiny little seams which always gives me a few steam burns from the iron.

I do love how the sash turned out with the little bit of border print on the ends.  And while I was making the long skinny ties I came up with a much more brilliant way to turn long skinny ties.  I’ll share that sometime soon.  (And then someone can point out to me that “Duh, of course that is what you do.  And if you had just googled it first then you’d have seen these 18 million tutorials to teach you exactly that.”  But you can hold off on saying that until I post it : o) .)  The best part about using someone else’s stuff to make things with?  It is free.  And I am all about free projects.

So I learned something in the 10 minutes it took to photograph this little number. Do you want to know?  Here goes. A) It is much much easier to get a good picture of an article of clothing if you can put it on the person it is intended for and take a picture.  Creamie is too little to model this one for me.  B) If you can hang it on a hanger photographing is also easier.  C) If all else fails, take down all the pictures from the only bit of wallspace in the living room and use that as a backdrop.  D) I really need different colored walls to make this look good.  E) Next time I buy/build/decorate a house, I am going to have a specific spot where I can take photos of clothing.  I mean, it will have other purposes as well, but it may or may not be designed with this particular idea in mind.  F) You really shouldn’t make ABC lists that go any farther than D.

Happy Weekend!  I’m going to a party tonight and a few parties tomorrow and probably one on Sunday and then another Monday evening.  I’m all about the summer BBQ.  (Also, it’s a State Holiday Weekend so the more the merrier!)

13 Comments leave one →
  1. July 23, 2010 9:13 am

    This is cute, very cute. (Remember how that one time, like 6th-11th grade, when you had a HUGE crush on anything LadyBug? Yeah…I remember that…and that’s all I can think of when you posted this. “Yay! She’s got her LadyBug Crush back!” I’m kind of disappointed the apron isn’t for you, although Miss D. will love it.)(Don’t know why that’s in parentheticals…blame the holiday.)


  2. July 23, 2010 9:44 am

    Ok, I’m starting to get a little weirded out. I just this tuesday made an apron for my bunco present… but was in too big of a hurry to take a picture of it. Apparently we are all the same kinds of crafty. Except yours is always cuter. 🙂 I bet your niece will love this.

  3. July 23, 2010 10:02 am

    Such cut ladybugs – perfect for a little girl apron! Adorable!

  4. July 23, 2010 1:19 pm

    I love those ladybugs! Great work!

  5. July 23, 2010 1:35 pm

    I love this! Those ladybugs are adoreable and your apron pattern is so cute!

  6. July 23, 2010 5:49 pm


    Wow! That is amazing! You are super crafty these days! Those ladybugs make me happy. Nice job.

    xo -E

  7. July 23, 2010 7:54 pm

    i love this…that fabric is too cute

  8. July 23, 2010 8:22 pm

    F) made me laugh! The apron is adorable. Love the lady bugs, and I’m sure so will little D!

  9. July 23, 2010 8:45 pm

    This is just adorable… As you can see by my site..I am a lover of ladybugs!

  10. July 23, 2010 11:44 pm

    The fabric made this apron so cute! Don’t you love aprons that make you smile when you put it on?!?

  11. Tami B permalink
    July 24, 2010 12:53 pm

    I’m sure your niece will love it … if not, you can send it my way!

  12. July 25, 2010 2:43 pm

    what a darling apron. guess at 64 i’m still a little girl, because i would LOVEn that material. do you know where it’s from? let me know if you can as i’d love to get it. have collected ladybugs since late 60’s–the 1960’s not my 60’s!!! have a great day

  13. July 25, 2010 4:24 pm

    Adorable apron! I can’t imagine any girl that wouldn’t love it. Thanks for sharing. Happy Sewing! :o)

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