Sunday, June 8, 2008

here it is!




















i finally finished my sassy apron. it's a week late, and i feel terrible about that, but i am so happy with it! she asked for a full, pink and brown or cupcake apron, and i just found myself intimidated about sewing for this person! (she's the sponsor for another apron swap i partcipate in) anyways, i wanted to make something really fantastic, but i kept changing my mind on what to do.










i made my own bias tape, a first for me. i did it by hand, but i do have a tape maker i need to figure out. i can see how making your own tapes could get addicting! i am looking at fabrics differently now. i also appliqued a cupcake to the pocket, and i left the edges raw so they would fray a bit. and i dyed a flour sack towel fucshia and appliqued more cupcakes onto it. i also knit her a matching dishcloth.


















do you ever dye your clothes? i love to play with it from time to time, and i always dye whites or creams that are dingy and not cute on their own anymore. it doesn't always work, sometimes it's splotchy, but i figure, you're not out anything but a dingy shirt! so i had an adorable cotton eyelet gap dress of my daughter's, but it was a faded pink. i threw that in along with a cream cotton cardigan of hers, and the towel, and they came out the most beautiful color! here's a tip, when you're dying a shirt, throw in a pair of white socks and you'll have matching socks for your outfits. if you're into that sort of thing.





















anyways, i copied the pattern from an apron i just received in the swap, isn't it darling? it's perfect for summer, lightweight and so cute. and get this, it's the first apron she's ever made. unbelieveable. thank you so much, teresa!

3 comments:

Teresa said...

I feel so honored that you, a veteran apron maker, used the same apron pattern that I did! And I am glad you like your apron! g

Yarni Gras! said...

wow! look at all the aprons! And I love the dyed items.......

Lonie said...

Wow - cupcake mania! You did a great job on your apron and I'm sure your partner will be thrilled.

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