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« on: December 01, 2007 03:29:53 PM »

I always have a hard time finding aprons....not something they sell at big girl stores.  The standard ones either have too short of straps or are way too expensive.  Anyhow, I thought "how hard could it be to make an apron?  you've got sewing skills!"  Well then I found two fabrics I loved so I decided to make it reversible and it got a little complicated, lol.  Several pin pricks later, I came up with this:









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« Reply #1 on: December 01, 2007 03:43:06 PM »

Ooh... that's fabulous  Smiley

I'm loving the fabric and the fact that it's reversible. Have fun cooking  Cheesy

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« Reply #2 on: December 01, 2007 04:22:34 PM »

I don't know which I love more - the basic shape/style of the apron or the fabric.  It looks really beautiful!  Did you use a certain pattern or did you just wing it?
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« Reply #3 on: December 01, 2007 06:13:38 PM »

So cute! I love how the top looks kinda like a heart!  I had an old favorite shaped similarly that I wore to shreds Smiley Nice fabrics choices too! They compliment each other well
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« Reply #4 on: December 02, 2007 04:35:58 PM »

very cute and funky! sort of retro sexy as well!

so much better than anything you could have purchased, even if you could have found it!
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« Reply #5 on: December 03, 2007 07:38:38 AM »

thank you all for the kind comments Smiley  I can't find the link anymore but I saw a post mentioning a shop that sells aprons and that's where I got the idea for the heart shaped top.  I just sort of winged it.....taped some pieces of paper together the length and width of my torso, drew half a heart shape, folded it in half and cut it out.  For the bottom I just wrapped fabric all the way around my waist and eyeballed it to about knee length.  At first I basted the top and gathered it that way, but I wanted to make sure it was even so I ended up just putting center to center and end to end then taking half lengths and matching them up.....if that makes any sense?  Definitely not a professional gathering job but it did the trick, lol. Smiley  The hardest part was the straps and sandwiching the whole thing together.  I didn't sew the bottom part of the top or the top part of the bottom so I had to hide the raw edges behind the straps and sandwich them together to make it reversible.  I only wanted one line of stitches to show so I had to do it all at once and that took quite a few pins in layers, lol.  Then I realized I should have sewn on the pockets before I sewed the top pieces together but didn't so I had to match those up perfectly and sew them at the same time as well, lol.  Overall I'm sure there is a much easier way of doing it, but it was fun and I'm happy with the result Smiley
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« Reply #6 on: December 03, 2007 07:58:51 AM »

I have never made a heartshape apron top--I will have to try your trick!

ha ha -- I know most of us will admit to a "duh" moment or two when winging it!

Still, it turned out lovely!
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« Reply #7 on: December 03, 2007 12:54:33 PM »

Very cute!  I'm making an apron for my dd to go with her kitchen set for Christmas and now I make me one in that heart style for myself.  Good job.
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« Reply #8 on: December 13, 2007 01:50:10 PM »

I love the fabric.
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« Reply #9 on: December 15, 2007 09:49:57 AM »

So cute! Vintage cut, but then you really made it your own with the fabric, I love it!
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« Reply #10 on: December 29, 2007 10:41:08 PM »

Love the little pleats!
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« Reply #11 on: February 19, 2008 02:39:23 PM »

I collect (and make!) aprons and I just love this one! The white pleated strip on the pocket is such a great touch. Truly a lovely job!
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« Reply #12 on: February 23, 2008 11:48:21 PM »

awww, its so cute! Cheesy
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« Reply #13 on: February 25, 2008 09:12:15 AM »

wow! I sooo love that! I'm forever ruining tshirts by cooking in them 'cos our only apron doesn't fit properly around my boobs!
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