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Topic: Artist apron from denim bib overalls  (Read 4479 times)
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« on: March 27, 2011 02:33:51 PM »

This is a fairly gaudy apron I made for a 2011 pay it forward swap I'm doing with some of my friends. 

The intended receiver of the apron is an artist - mostly a painter, but I think she and her husband have a letter press, too. 
I don't even know if she wears an apron when she paints, and I think this apron could be regarded as either cute  or hideous, so I don't know whether I should give it to her....

Anyway, this is how it turned out. 

I pulled out all the stops - tie died t-shirts, fringe, burlap, rick-rack, pocket from old corduroy pants and even a little bell that tinkles when you move.  The bell is hanging off the front chest part. 

The pockets are decorated with strips of burlap from old coffee bags, and then have cut-out letters from t-shirts that read "ARS LONGA".  Long live art!

Here's a close up of one pocket. 

I should have taken more close ups of the details....

It was fun to make, I have to say.  And it always feels good to use things that I've got laying around taking up space.

Thanks for looking!
« Reply #1 on: March 28, 2011 04:54:06 AM »

I LOVE this!  My smocks are getting awfully threadbare and hubby just chucked a bunch of jeans which went into my sewing stash...  Time to put away the brushes and get to sewing.  Thanks for the inspiration Smiley
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« Reply #2 on: March 28, 2011 09:06:10 PM »

Thanks for the kind words - have fun with your creation! 
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« Reply #3 on: April 02, 2011 08:44:18 AM »

ooooooooo!  What a great idea for old bibs!  I wouldn't call it hideous at all.  It's enthusiastically cheerful.  I like that you've added extra pockets in the front, and all the colorfulness will only be enhanced by paint-spatters. You really should give this to your artist friend.
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« Reply #4 on: April 03, 2011 07:41:02 PM »

Gee, thanks!  It know it makes me giggle...Thanks for the encouragement, Eodril!!  I'm going to send it off to her this week.  Weeeeee!
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