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Topic: Lovely ruffly brown apron *UPDATE!* Lovely CORAL apron! (lots of images)  (Read 3919 times)
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folara
« on: March 07, 2006 05:33:50 PM »

I do love ruffles, and I'm so proud of how this turned out! I made it last night when I should have been studying. I don't know why I need an apron--I live in a dorm, and I have nowhere to cook! Well, maybe thats exactly why I need an apron.

 
 

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Just a few days after sucess with the brown apron, I came up with this. The coral fabric is from the home furnishings department and is pretty thick, almost canvas-y. The print for the ruffles is a quilting calico. Since the main fabric was *really* prone to raveling, this was quite an excersise in finishing techniques.

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« Reply #1 on: March 07, 2006 06:07:16 PM »

i love it  Smiley
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« Reply #2 on: March 07, 2006 06:27:58 PM »

oooh...i love it too  Grin
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« Reply #3 on: March 07, 2006 06:30:22 PM »

i like the ruffles! your apron is very cute!  Cheesy
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« Reply #4 on: March 07, 2006 07:50:18 PM »

i'm addicted to aprons! i absolutely love yours! great job!  Grin
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« Reply #5 on: March 07, 2006 08:12:07 PM »

you haven't got a kitchen in your dorm?
that's a bummer.
my best friend and i were the "bakers" of our dorm, we'd make cupcakes and cookies, and then go around our dorm, handing them out to our dorm-mates.  (this made us quite popular  Cheesy)

anyway, i do love your apron.  splendid job!
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« Reply #6 on: March 07, 2006 08:20:29 PM »

psh, even if you dont cook, i would wear it. it is too lovely to get gunked up with food anyway Wink
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« Reply #7 on: March 07, 2006 08:23:38 PM »

adorable!!  I love it!!  can you explain to me how you did the ruffles?  I kind of can imagine, but I'd love to hear specifics because I've never done that, but I'd like to.
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« Reply #8 on: March 07, 2006 08:52:41 PM »

thats so cute! did you use a bought pattern or is it your own design?
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« Reply #9 on: March 08, 2006 12:00:24 AM »

It's my own design; I "drafted" a basic pattern out of newspaper, but I mostly just winged (wung?) it.

Making the ruffles was really easy. I can't remember where I read about this technique--could have been on craftster, could have been somewhere else. You set your sewing machine on a really long, wide zig-zag stitch and you zigzag over a piece of stronger thread or string. I just used some yucky acrylic yarn. If you're careful not to actually sew into the string, you end up with a channel casing and you can gather the fabric along the string. It makes really tiny, even ruffles. I would recommend using French seams when sewing the ruffle onto the bigger piece of fabric; I wish I had, because you don't want those zigzags to be showing on the back of the apron.

And yes, we have a kitchenette in our dorm...if you can call it that. It's on a boy's floor, so it's always nasty and smelly and the sink is full of food and dishes, plus it's 2 floors down from my room. Sadly, I am living on cafeteria food and microwaveables. Sad
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