Monday, May 25, 2009

I'm thrilled to have finished my apron!

It was kind of a busy week with school winding down. Also, we finalized plans and signed a contract this week to have pool built! I'm really excited about that!

Finally, we had another huge haul of vintage patterns and fabric from an auction on Saturday. DH went and brought back TONS of stuff for me! I'm in the process of sorting and documenting it all and will post here about it soon.

But back to the project at hand, my apron. I love this apron. It's such a good feeling when something turns exactly how it was envisioned! The fabric really is what makes it. The one "embellishment" that I took the liberty of doing was the applique flowers on the pockets. After fusing them on, I used a very narrow zig zag over the top of the existing embroidery work. I chose this rather than a satin stitch because it matched the flower's stitching more closely.

Since I was home by myself, Doris said she'd gladly model the apron for me. Here she is in the kitchen. DH said, though, that she's kind of useless because she never cooks anything! Who needs to cook when you look as good as she does?




8 comments:

goodworks1 said...

Very nice, Kellie. I like Doris's dress too. Can't wait to see those patterns. And a pool? What fun!

Marie-Noƫlle said...

You have a wonderful dh buying you tons of vintage patterns!!!
Your apron is TDF

Trudy Callan said...

This is such a cute apron. I just love the pocket placement.

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Trudy Callan said...

I just love your blog and your creations. I am adding you to my blog list my follow list. I also put your slide show on my blog with a link back to your blog. I love looking at the slide show.

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Gabriella said...

Oh it is simply perfect! Well done!!

When Ladies Dressed said...

Thank you all for your kind comments! This was such a fun project!

Cennetta said...

Beautiful apron.

Erica B. said...

Your apron is absolutely adorable!