Just thought I'd quickly share my most recent creation...
...a pretty apron for Spring!
|Yes, I realize my 5-year old cut off my head! That's what I get when I ask a preschooler to focus the camera on the apron!|
I started with a pattern from Busy Bee Quilt Designs called the French Flea Market Apron, (I think the pattern name itself just screams FUN) and then picked four (4) coordinating fabrics from my local quilt shop.
I used Philip Jacobs' Pom Pom Dahlias (pastel) as my inspiration piece coordinating the ruffle (middle layer) and apron top panel (the green "Paperweight" pattern by Kaffe Fassett for Westminster Fabrics and Rowan) with the sassy pink apron waistband/tie.
I was going for a "spring" look for my new apron and think that I hit jackpot with these fabrics! It looks both cute on and hanging from a hook in my kitchen.
I found this pattern exceptionally easy to follow, especially for a beginning seamstress, and think that the overall style of the pattern is flattering on most any figure!
I only struggled with a couple things...pulling my gathering stitch to create the ruffled look...and stitching the two ruffled layers (bottom and middle) to the flat, front/top panel. I did make a couple of mistakes (not visible in picture) that I will now be conscious of in the future.
I am anxious to make several more of these as gifts for some special ladies in my life and can not wait to experiment with different fabrics. I think that this apron can take on such a different feel depending on the personality of the chef wearing it! And I already have a vision of holiday fabrics spinning in my head for a mother/daughter set (child directions included with the apron pattern...yippee!).
And yes, I wear my new apron every.single.day!