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.......................


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.

Saturday, April 11, 2015

Finished my apron trying to post a picture but not sure how. Made mine from a vintage find at a local thrift store. Found a pink gingham house coat still In the package and found another house coat with super cute trim. Had to have it and it cost me $11 and I will probably get another apron out of it!

Friday, April 10, 2015

Right under my Nose!

Oh for goodness sake,, I was putting a frozen pizza in the oven,, ya ya, I know, not very 'Suzi Homemakerish'... but we spent all day in town running errands and at 7:30 I did not feel like cooking so frozen pizza it is!  lol!
Anyways,  I was placing the pizza in when I realized, I have a Gingham Apron by the oven... oh good grief! if it had been a snake it would have bit me! lol!
I luv that some true 'Suzi Hommaker' stitched it up probably in the 1950's or 60's... they stitched on ric rac for decoration...

I found this sweet gingham apron back in Spokane, WA.  I suspect that maybe this apron was stitched as a gift,, and considering the very clean shape it was probably never used...
But now it is my sweet little apron....and will be until it is passed on to the next generation of apron lovers...

Thursday, April 9, 2015

Gingham style!

Here is a sneak peak to my gingham aprons! One for me and one for a friend.  

Hello, My Name is Amy

And I have a gingham issue.  Had all of these in my stash.

Yet, I bought more orange gingham yesterday!

I see some chicken scratch headed my way!!

Tuesday, April 7, 2015

Got my pattern picked out!

I decided on my pattern,
now I need to choose my fabrics.
There will definitely be red.....
maybe some yellow......
and perhaps a chicken or two :) 

Saturday, April 4, 2015

I think I got a little to Excited...

Ok, I think I got a little zealous,,, not only did I find the perfect gingham,,, but I got a whole day to myself and decided this was a perfect day to play in my sewing room...
 I decided this gingham pillow case would work perfect for a clothes pin apron...
 a bit of cutting, a bit of laying fabric this way and that, a old stitched doily...
 scissors and pins down,,,, now off to the ironing board....
 This apron has 2 large pockets, perfect  to hold clothes pins while taking down the laundry, and the doily creates a 3rd, smaller pocket, perfect for a hanky or one's cell phone or both.
and as always,,, I have to add a couple of yoyos... my all time favorite adornment on aprons.

I think I just might have to make another one, if only I could find the other gingham pillow case...

Wednesday, April 1, 2015

Green Gingham Apron..

Oh gosh, what perfect timing... I had just pulled out my old German Dirndle, in green stripes and gingham.
 I am sad to say, it no longer fits... to many Strudels... lol!
I love the mix of floral, stripes and gingham...

Hmmm, I think it's time for me to makes a new Apron clothes pin holder,,, and yepadoodle, Gingham cotton will be the perfect fabric!