Saturday, August 21, 2010

Checkin' In!

How is everyone doing on your Back to the Future aprons? I love the few peeks we've seen ... be sure to post your fabric/pattern choices so we can all ooohh and aahhh over them! New swappers who are sending me to need to get them into the mail this weekend.

This is a funny scene from the movie .... in my memory, the mom was wearing an apron but when I watched it again, I realized it's actually a retro nursing-blouse! However, it reminds me of a smock apron (which can be flirty with fun fabric choices and trims - I've used the Lilly Apron pattern or just use Lucy's free tutorial).
FAS9 Sent4Lilly Apron - Birthday

The collar on Lorraine's dress is the same collar on this apron pattern I own (upper right) - Butterick B5474, bought at Joann's for $1.99.
The 50's always make me think of poodle skirts .. wouldn't you love one of these poodle skirt aprons from Cupcake Provocateur??
The 80's are very punk to me, or neon or ... Rainbow Brite!
Then for the future, I still love this fabric .. here in grey tones:

Whatever you choose, I know we'll love it!

My next swap will be a Fall/Halloween themed after this baby wraps up. If you missed this one and can't wait to get started on a new swap, my friend Sue at Country Pleasures is hosting her FIRST apron swap. Pop over and tell her Shawnee sent ya!


  1. What a neat post Shawnee!!! I remember Rainbow Brite. My daughter had a lot of her toys.

    My apron is done. I am working on my tuck ins today while watching the Food Network in my sewing room.

    Happy sewing!!

  2. Thanks for the plug sewing sister! I LOVE the aprons, so vintage, my favorite! :)

  3. One of my favorite patterns is the one with the blue and red with crabs in the fabric. LOVE it.

  4. I may be one of the last gals to mail but I want it to be perfect.

  5. I'm done mine and just waiting to mail. I did a version of a poodle skirt and added tuck-ins with a pink white and black theme to match the apron. I'll post a peek later. I still want to re-watch the movie(I haven't seen it in years) to see if I find any inspiration for other tuck-ins to add at the last minute.


Welcome Apronistas -- I appreciate your lovely comments!!