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mayamagination
« on: August 09, 2011 11:11:04 PM »

My latest sewing projects have all been aprons. Maybe because I wanted to disguise my inabilities as a cook by at least trying to look good cooking.  Cheesy My problem is, once I make something, and am pleased with how it turns out, well... one finished item turns into 2, which turns into 3, until I completely get sick of them and refuse to make anymore.

That hasn't happened yet with these aprons! Here are 3 of about 10 I have made so far! All modeled by my dress form, I have affectionately named "Gertie" which to me sounded like an appropriate 50's housewife name.  Grin

I hope you like them!







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« Reply #1 on: August 09, 2011 11:33:30 PM »

Those are seriously elegant aprons. Perfect for serving ready made meals so it looks as if you made them yourself Tongue  I love the fabrics you have used.
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« Reply #2 on: August 10, 2011 01:26:56 AM »

Those are gorgeous!

So uh...can I get an early birthday present of your fabric collection? Those are beautiful fabric choices Smiley
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« Reply #3 on: August 10, 2011 07:42:14 AM »

I have to ask, did you use a pattern or make this up yourself.  I ask because my mom would absolutely love these!
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« Reply #4 on: August 10, 2011 08:20:12 AM »

I adore the way you mix patterns!! Cheesy
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« Reply #5 on: August 10, 2011 11:18:12 AM »

gorgeous! love the sweetheart neckline.
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« Reply #6 on: August 10, 2011 12:14:34 PM »

I have to ask, did you use a pattern or make this up yourself.  I ask because my mom would absolutely love these!

Thank you  Smiley

No pattern for them, just sorta figured out a style that worked without too much difficulty to make!
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« Reply #7 on: August 10, 2011 03:06:18 PM »

These are gorgeous! You did such a wonderful job on all of them!
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« Reply #8 on: August 11, 2011 09:39:46 AM »

These are just beautiful!  I am in love with that half apron!
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« Reply #9 on: August 11, 2011 11:01:00 AM »

The styles and fabrics are amazing!  You could easily sell these for big $$, though I totally know what you mean about making tons of something, then being DONE... It isn't just getting sick of them, more a need to try a little bit of everything!  Smiley
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« Reply #10 on: August 11, 2011 12:29:46 PM »

The styles and fabrics are amazing!  You could easily sell these for big $$, though I totally know what you mean about making tons of something, then being DONE... It isn't just getting sick of them, more a need to try a little bit of everything!  Smiley

Thank you  Smiley

And you hit the nail right on the head! I just have to switch things up every once in a while.

Thanks everyone for your kind words!  Grin
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« Reply #11 on: August 11, 2011 08:29:02 PM »

Wow! These are beautiful! The first two could be dresses!
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« Reply #12 on: August 12, 2011 06:28:14 AM »

oooh I soo adore these! Very professional!
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« Reply #13 on: August 12, 2011 07:33:22 AM »

Gorgeous, gorgeous, gorgeous!  And I love the fabric patterns!
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« Reply #14 on: August 12, 2011 06:11:06 PM »

I NEED that middle one as a dress.  With pearl button earrings.  Srsly.
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« Reply #15 on: August 12, 2011 11:31:52 PM »

Your fabric choices are lovely and your work looks meticulous!  Great job  Grin  (I'm doing a truckload of aprons and things for a sale at the end of October and to keep from getting apron burnout I'm sewing different styles in both adults and kids....finding that mixing it up like that keeps it interesting)  Cheesy
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« Reply #16 on: August 13, 2011 07:21:09 AM »

Your fabric choices are lovely and your work looks meticulous!  Great job  Grin  (I'm doing a truckload of aprons and things for a sale at the end of October and to keep from getting apron burnout I'm sewing different styles in both adults and kids....finding that mixing it up like that keeps it interesting)  Cheesy

Great idea! And thanks!

I have been throwing in other non apron projects after every couple of aprons. I suppose I could just take a break from sewing altogether..... Pffft! As if!  Cheesy
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« Reply #17 on: August 13, 2011 08:59:17 AM »

The middle one is especially lovely.
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« Reply #18 on: August 16, 2011 05:17:37 PM »

I absolutely adore the half apron but wouldn't mind having them all!
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« Reply #19 on: August 19, 2011 10:18:53 AM »

cuteeeeee
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« Reply #20 on: August 26, 2011 07:41:26 AM »

I so want one of these. I'm the messiest cook ever so I think I need to make something to stop me getting food all over myself when I cook.
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« Reply #21 on: August 12, 2012 02:41:26 PM »

Wow these are really pretty!
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« Reply #22 on: August 12, 2012 10:43:45 PM »

Those are gorgeous.  I'm a tiny bit bummed out that the first apron isn't a dress.  That fabric combo would make a beautiful retro style dress.
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« Reply #23 on: August 14, 2012 06:16:02 PM »

you pair busy fabrics just beautifully
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« Reply #24 on: October 17, 2012 01:17:20 AM »

Absolutely Adorable!   Cheesy
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« Reply #25 on: October 17, 2012 05:46:43 AM »

Beautiful!!!
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