Sunday, January 27, 2008
Look ma, it's an apron!
I think aprons are so cool. I've never been much of an apron-wearer, but I've always loved them. I do like the full aprons, but my favorites are half-aprons. The whole "making aprons" thing started about 3 months ago..... Kristie is a gal I work with. She brought in some full aprons that she made out of vintage tablecloths. She made them for a fundraiser. A bunch of us in the office went ga-ga over them and so the frenzy started. We immediately hit the antique stores in search of the antique tablecloths. We cleaned out the antique mall in San Marcos, but that gave us lots of fabric to make aprons, and since I had collected quite a few Mexican vintage tablecloths in the past, I was well on my way to apron-dom. The ones I've posted here are not made with any vintage fabric. I didn't post any of those because they are the full aprons and they don't look very nice hanging on a hanger. These don't look so hot on the hangers either, but at least they are easier to photograph. I got this cool pattern at the Quilter's Coop in Temecula in December and I've fallen in love with it. I love making aprons like this. Yes, they take a bunch more time to make, but I don't care. The top apron, the western one, and the pink and green one are made from that pattern I bought. Isn't it adorable? All you need is 1-1/2 yards of fabric in the colors you choose. I bought enough fabric of the pink and green to make opposite aprons. I only made one of the western ones. The last apron is made from a panel fabric. I'm not in love with it, but it was something I had to try. All in all, I've made over a dozen aprons so far. And so you must be asking, "what the heck is she going to do with all those aprons?" and so I will tell you. Etsy. I've had an Etsy shop for quite a while, but someone bought out all my items, so now I will fill the shop again. So why haven't I posted any for sale in my Etsy shop yet? I'm waiting for the mannequin. I bought one on eBay today and I should have it in a few days and then all the aprons will be photographed on the mannequin. And you should know that I am not the only seamstress selling aprons in my Etsy shop. My friend, Kristie, will be putting her fabulous aprons there, too. She makes lovely full aprons. I am having a ball using my sewing machine again. It kind of took a backseat to the rubber stamps for a while, but now that I'm keeping so busy with both crafts, I'm in heaven! So, stop by my Etsy shop sometime. You never know what kind of handicrafts you'll find there. Maybe you will want one of our fantastic aprons!