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Missgelboy
« on: January 01, 2009 02:49:44 PM »

Hi all! This is my first post... I have spent lots 'o' time admiring everyone's amazing projects, so I thought I'd try my hand at adding to the bountiful array of crafty goodness! My wonderful hubby got me an apple green KitchenAid stand mixer for Christmas (way to go honey!), so I decided I needed an apron for all of the cooking endeavors I am now capable of embarking upon. I found a lovely green skirt at Goodwill, and with a little frankensteining, it is now the apron of my dreams! I investigated a few apron patterns, but I ended up just winging it instead (hey, why do it the easy way?)  Wink

see how nicely it matches the mixer?  Grin


here's a detail shot of the top. also, the green grosgrain ribbon was at the waist and the hem of the skirt. it has been repurposed as the neck strap!


here's what it looks like tied in the back:


pockets...


and here i am, looking rather emo-ish.


thanks so much for looking! what do you think???

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« Reply #1 on: January 01, 2009 03:08:29 PM »

What a great find at goodwill!  The fabric was perfect, I love the apron and especially the pintucks.  Do you have a before picture to compare it to?

And I covet your KitchenAid mixer, I want one of those quite badly... and I also love your tiny coloured kitchen tiles!
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Missgelboy
« Reply #2 on: January 01, 2009 03:18:04 PM »

i was about halfway done making the apron when i thought, "dang, i should have taken a picture of the skirt BEFORE i hacked it up." sorry  Shocked

thanks so much for the compliment on the kitchen... i was so excited when my husband and i got the house to put in something with COLOR! also, the mixer was a splurge from my hubby, but it is totally worth whatever it cost!  Wink
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« Reply #3 on: January 01, 2009 03:36:34 PM »

not only is the apron adorable, your kitchen looks so amazing! the mixer and apron stand out wonderfully  Smiley
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« Reply #4 on: January 01, 2009 03:38:22 PM »

That looks just amazing as an apron.  I can't even picture the original skirt.  Plus how awesome is your hubby for getting you a Kitchenaid mixer for Christmas
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« Reply #5 on: January 01, 2009 03:43:58 PM »

I love how the fabric matches your mixer so well. Congrats on the new mixer. But what I really love is all of the pin tucks on the apron and the coordinating green ribbon.
Really lovely!
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« Reply #6 on: January 01, 2009 03:51:37 PM »

great job on the apron. and i'm in LOVE with the colored tile backsplash in your kitchen.
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« Reply #7 on: January 01, 2009 04:39:15 PM »

Love it!  I have been collecting skirts to convert into aprons and its interesting to see how you used the details! It came out so cute!
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« Reply #8 on: January 01, 2009 04:42:28 PM »

Great apron.... I LOVE the color of your KitchenAid!!!!!! Mine is the sunflowery colored one... but it was pretty much free for me.. but OOO I love your green one.  Tongue
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« Reply #9 on: January 01, 2009 07:02:37 PM »

I love your matching apron/mixer - I'm inspired to make an apron to match my seafoam mixer!
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