Friday, March 25, 2011

Inspired apron

So I went to bunco the other night, and Nicole had SUPER fun prizes. I wanted ALL of them! Silly rules say you only get to pick one, well I was upset about it, cause they were all super cute! And so since frame making is not my specialty I got a beautiful frame as a prize and took home some inspiration from an apron that she had there. I have some beautiful, cute, fabric in my garage for just such a project, but when I got it out, I couldn't cut into it without a patern for fear that I would ruin EVERYTHING! So here's a funny quirk about me. I hate top sheets! Weird, I know. Who doesn't like top sheets? Well they are always so cold.... and when I jump into bed I like to be warm, and snuggly. So instead of being normal and teaching my children top sheet etiquete, I have a ton of top sheets laying around doing nothing. Well just this once I'm glad to be weird! I had this white sheet in the closet that cost around $4 from target. (and have already gotten my $4 worth out of the bottom sheet.) So I wasn't afraid to rip it apart and make this cute (if I do say so myself) peasant apron. Ta da! P.S. I only sew in straight lines. So ANYONE could make this baby!

I used an old plain apron as a pattern for the underneath part. I lined it up with the top of the sheet so it was finished nice on the top. The less sewing the better I always say! Then I cut 7 inch strips off the bottom of the sheet. I used the finished edge for the bottom layer, and left the other two ruffles edges frayed. (just cause I think it's cute) to make the ruffles you baste stitch an inch and a half from the top, and then gather to the right length. I used red string because I couldn't find white, and I thought it would be cute. Then I made a little bird out of some cute red fabric I had laying around. I added a ties, also not finished, just stagger stitched around the neck and at the sides. There, If I can do it, you can too!

Chubbly little bird! :0)


Polish Mama on the Prairie said...

I love that! It's so cute! I seriously need to get a sewing machine just so I can make this.

And don't feel bad, I hate topsheets. We didn't grow up with them. In Poland, we use Duvet covers instead. Which to me, make way more sense and you can get them in all sorts of fabrics so that you can be warm when you hop in. :)

Found you through whipperberry, btw!

Emily {WhipperBerry} said...

I wanted to let you know we featured this on WhipperBerry today. Come grab a featured button if you would like!

Jaimee said...

I saw you in the WhipperBerry Features. Congrats! This apron is SO CUTE!! Love the ruffles and the red stitches and the bird : )
p.s. I'm in a 4 boys and a girl house, too ; )

Staci said...

Super Cute! You are crafty! Oh and I had Brynn wear her new skirt you made her and eeryone loved it, asked me if I got it at downeast! HEHE So Cute! Thanks Again!