Monday, April 20, 2015

Let's Cock-a-doodle Do this!!!!

I was originally thinking red and yellow gingham,
but when I stumbled across this darling rooster fabric,
I had to change my plans to red and black.
Can't wait to get started!

Saturday, April 18, 2015

Pattern and Fabric Purchased

My favorite apron pattern has come up missing!  I have no idea where it has gone!  Luckily, Joann Fabrics had Simplicity patterns on sale 5 for $5.  I knew I wanted a vintage inspired apron, so this is the pattern I chose.  I am having a hard time deciding which one to make though.  I prefer full aprons and bought the fabric for a full apron but I am loving the ruffled half apron.....



Unfortunately Joann's didn't have any gingham fabric.  What?!?!?!  I had assumed it would be easy to find gingham fabric.  I guess I was wrong.  

So off to Hancock Fabrics I went to find some fabric.  They did have a small section of gingham and I decided on yellow because we are in the middle of redoing our kitchen and the color will be yellow.


I actually have a lemonade theme picked out for the kitchen, and pink is going to be an accent color.  I am trying to decide now how to add a little pink to my apron to break up the yellow a little.  I am planning on sewing it next week so I have a little bit more time to figure it out.


Tuesday, April 14, 2015

Mini Idea....

For those of you who have not started yet,,, don't have a spare moment to sit and sew, don't have enough fabric, etc. etc  etc ...  don't feel guilty,, we are all in the same 'sewing basket'... per say.
Sew,, here is a easy peasy mini Gingham apron...  after all, Gingham isn't just for people sized aprons ya know... lol!

I bought this pattern 4-5 years ago,,,, it is a small sample of several of the people sized apron patterns by Simplicity.

Notice the cute Gingham 1/2 apron (top row left)...
all you need is a 9" tall piece of fabric for the 1/2 aprons...  that being said, one doesn't even need a pattern to make a simple 1/2 apron,  just a rectangular piece of fabric and scrap piece of bias tape or tiny ric rac... instant mini Gingham apron...  
Oh sew fun....

Strawberry Inspiration Gingham Apron


I found this fabric at a thrift store and decided to pick it up way back here.  I made an apron for one of my daughters with it and there is still plenty left over.

Last night I was out in the garden and the strawberry plants were starting to peek out after the long, cold winter. How much more inspiration does one need? Check out what happens when paired with a little strawberry fabric!

Sunday, April 12, 2015

OOoohhhhh Archie....

I know what I want, but I can't really find a pattern for it that doesn't involve miles and miles of bias binding. I have no wish to attach miles of bias binding, so I just may try drafting something myself.

Inspiration apron.......................





Fabric...

It's a mid-weight printed quilter's cotton. The actual woven gingham was so thin it was nearly sheer; I just didn't think it would hold up to being used. 

Time to stop planning and get to doing.