Monday, November 24, 2008

If it Fails....Try..Try..Again

This was not my original selection of fabric and I changed the pattern. I started off with a pattern from the book "A is For Apron". I was making the Marie Antoinette. I know how to sew and the directions did not work out. The fabric is laying in a heap on my worktable. If anyone has made the apron will you let me know how it worked out for you! So off to the fabric store and here is what I came up with. It was in the mail today. I hope my partner likes it!

The fabric was embossed with gold swirls. I added extra long ties, which made a nice BIG bow. I love aprons with BIG bows. Don't you?
Wishing everyone a Blessed Christmas and a very happy New Year.



12 comments:

  1. that's really pretty! i love the bow and the colors.

    I'm making the marie antoinette, but I had to improvise a bit. the instructions are not very good. I'm afraid the back of my apron will be very ugly, so I'm thinking of adding a lining. i posted a peek of the apron today.

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  2. oooooooo, I love this one :)

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  3. Your apron is gorgeous! Whoever gets it better watch out as I might sneak on over and "borrow" it for the holidays!

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  4. I love the embellishment on the pocket, great job Sherry!

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  5. Oh So Cute!!!!!!!!!
    I have used a Butterick pattrern to make a simular apron in purple/green & yellow....it is suce an easy & fun pattern to sew.
    I luv your apron, it's coloes & the pocket embellishment...
    Ho Ho HO!

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  6. Oh my WORD..sorry about the spelling errors, my kitty is asleep in my lap & I can barely reach the keyboard let along see the keys/letters...
    Ho Ho Ho...& no I have not been into the spiked Eggnog,,,yet! lol!
    >^..^<

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  7. Oh boy - that is totally adorable - decadent and fun at the same time.

    Congrats! Hope you get to make something just as grand with the other fabric.

    Cheers,
    k

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  8. I love your apron! It is beautiful. I have encountered NUMEROUS errors is the fabric yardage and instructions in A is for Apron. I contacted the publisher and was told they do NOT proof the measurements or instructions. Be careful if you try any other selections from that book.crincia

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  9. I to have some issues w/the "A is for Apron" book as far as measurements & instructions, but over all, I like the visual ideas that it gives....so I just modify it to my skills. Plus having several Simplcity & Butterick patterns I can use them for the lay out.
    >^..^<

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  10. I did the Marie Antoinette for my partner. I thought the idea of sewing the gorgeous fabulous stuff i picked out on to plain muslin was a terrible idea, so I got some silkky dark green stuff to use instead. It was not an easy pattern, but I pretty much followed it... (With a little help from my friend...) Sorry it didn't work out for you :(

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