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« on: July 25, 2013 03:10:58 PM »

As part of the recent apron swap (what a fun swap!) I made this apron for carolmb. The fabric came from a curtain valance on sale at Christmas Tree Shop, the source of many interesting fabrics! Curtains make great skirts, aprons and more. They are cheap and I paw thru the sale bins often.



The doll was just sitting around and I made an apron for her (it picked up her colors) from a scrap, and then I just couldn't help but send her along! They both got recipes in the pockets!

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« Reply #1 on: July 25, 2013 04:50:18 PM »

I love the colors and print and the doll makes me smile everything I look up and see her watching over everyone.
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« Reply #2 on: July 26, 2013 05:37:18 AM »

Thanks for your tip on using curtain valances! Did you use two valances? What a good idea!  I love that print!

What a cute dolly as well...you should post it in toys!  Her hair is wonderful!

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« Reply #3 on: July 29, 2013 06:14:39 PM »

No, I usually use one plus some complimentary fabric. If you are making 1/2 aprons, you can sometimes get two out of one valance. It's a challenge using the best parts of the curtain for the apron sometimes. I like the kitcheny prints they put on the valances. I have also taken full panels and made skirts or once I made Halloween costumes out of ghastly black and gold curtain panels. It was perfect.

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« Reply #4 on: July 30, 2013 06:05:13 AM »

lol you have given me new respect for curtains and valances! Cheesy
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« Reply #5 on: July 30, 2013 08:34:13 AM »

lol me too wish I had kept those ones I throw out a few years back..hate them on the windows, but in the new light of aprons would of made some great ones...ohhh hindsight

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