>Hey Everyone! I had a dress in my stash of thrifted items that has been hanging around and teasing me for quite some time with its generous fullness of the skirt (= lots of fabric) and the cute print. I just love navy and white together! It can be formal or it can be casual and fun. My inspiration for this apron is a sweet, fluttery apron in a funky ’70s print that I found recently at the local thrift store. As I worked with this apron I could tell that it was handmade, not store bought.
I thought that with the right fabrics I could bring this style of apron up to the current century.
|Here is the inspiration. A handmade apron from the ’70s.|
|Here I am with the bathroom mirror model of this apron. I think I look fairly perky considering that I did this at about 11 pm,|
I cut a pocket from the leg of an old pair of jeans. The top is actually the side seam of the leg. I think that if I had tried to sew the actual pocket I would have gone through more than a few needles on the machine. I added my own applique to the pocket. If you have never made your own applique you can see how to do it here.
|My intention is for this pocket to fray a bit on the edges.|
I used some wide bias tape, folded in half and ironed, for the apron tie. I used white thread and sewed the entire perimeter of the tape while sewing it to the apron.
|Can you see the bias tape in this photo?|
This was my first apron and I can see the mistakes here. It won’t be going onto my Etsy shop, I think that I will keep her and give her love in my own kitchen <3.
P.S. My sister said that I should make this same apron using satin and lace and make it “naughty”. What do you think? I’m sure that I can come up with some thrifted prom and/or wedding dresses and really glam it up (or trash it up, lol).