October 7, 2010

Inspired by Flirty Aprons

 A while ago I entered a giveaway for a Flirty Apron - I didn't win, but I couldn't get it out of my mind - I loved the fresh lemon color, edge piping,  and the scallops at the bottom - here are the pics from their site:

 When I hosted a kitchen bridal shower I thought the perfect gift was an apron, so I got to work.  This time I happen to use a pattern (like Kate HERE) - McCall's 5720.
A few alterations:
--I made the neck strap tie around the neck instead of button
--I lengthened the waist tie so it would tie in the front in a big bow
--I scalloped the bottom.  To do this I got out a bowl and traced it onto the bottom edge over and over - it's not perfect, but it has the look I wanted.
--I used piping along the edges instead of hemming and didn't use ric rac.

Here's my scalloped edge - cute, right??

And here I am modeling the masterpiece.  I almost hated to give it away - I now desperately need to make one for myself.  The fabric is from Heather Bailey's Nicey Jane collection.
So, as most projects go, in the end I probably spent the same amount to make it as I could have just spent to buy the Flirty Apron one.  Oh well.  But I do have lots of scraps of the fabric to use in other projects....
and mine is unique and made with love, right??


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Mandy is a craft blogger who loves to blog and enjoys all things crafty, sewing, and DIY - she feels that if she can do something, you can too, and provides tutorials to help you along the way. She loves being a mom to 4 awesome kiddos and blogs from the Kansas City Area. Follow her on Facebook or Twitter or Google +

14 Fabulous Comments:

It came out great! Love the fabric, and scraps always make your project the better one, LOL!
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Love it! Great colors and fabrics!

Adorable! I love making aprons! Check out the recent apron tutorial on my blog. :)

Cute!! You should link up to my Craftify It Thursday post!


Jennifer @ Life with the Lebedas

Isn't it funny how you can spend almost as much making it yourself as buying it? I bet the apron's recepient loved it!

Very cute! You did a great job!

This is absolutely darling, Mandy! Love it!

I LOVE the way you lengthened the middle bit.. and I think the whole apron is absolutely gorgeous and inspirational!! Well done!

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That is so cute! That fabric is so much fun.

So true. It's special because you put your time sweat and energy into it! I love the scalloped edge, great job with the whole thing! Thanks for sharing!!

I love that scalloped edge! too cute.

I don't think I could have given that away.

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