Some people don't seem to need aprons, but I definitely do. Over the last few months, here and there between other things, I've sewn four aprons. One is a gift.
Which do you like best?
Fabric is denim from stash, unusable for 'good' clothing because of permanent creases (don't know how they got there) - tough and great for dog bathing/grooming. Contrast is reverse of denim. No scraps left :)
Rarely has a dog needed attention as much as this little guy :) Don't worry, half an hour after this picture was taken, he had had his nails cut, teeth brushed, a trim and a bath!
2 & 3.
Fabric is an old cream curtain that was my mum's and a small piece of vintage (possibly late '50's/early '60's) cotton/linen (unsure) gingham/floral fabric gifted by my mother-in-law around 14 years ago - great for cooking and housework. The twin is for my mum, I don't make enough for her! Again, no scraps left :)
All from this pattern:
It would be great practice for a beginner, there are a lot of techniques in there, including a bit of hand stitching and learning to make lovely rounded patch pockets by drawing up the corners (I enjoyed this bit).
Fabric is an old curtain (I don't like to use new fabric for aprons). A re-issued 50's pattern - fun to wear to bake! Small amount of fabric left which I have plans for :))
Made from this pattern:
I liked the '40's apron too (view A), but my 'to sew' list is currently too long to contemplate stitching down lots of bias tape and adding embroidery to an apron. I'm definitely keeping the pattern incase I ever get the time, besides I enjoyed every minute of sewing this. It was different to the basic stuff I usually make - feminine, flowery and frilly! It was so fun to give that side of myself a little expression and it was a joy to make, sewn the old fashioned way with pressed open zig zagged seams and thread gathering. No overlocking, no rushing :)...and can I just say, this apron is almost a dress! Lined pocket, lined bib and buttonholes! I will try to restrain myself from wearing it out of the house ;)
The illustration inside made me smile, too. Look at these sassy ladies!
No messing with them in the kitchen :)
I don't think I will need another apron for a long time, and this post marks the finish of my list. I'm going to start my Colette Wardrobe Architect sewing in earnest now, with the aim of making a flexible mix and match collection of clothes in the styles and colours I was drawn to over the weeks. New to me patterns will get their own posts, repeats in a different fabrics will be posted in groups. Finally I would like to photograph them all together at the end.
Happy sewing, 'till next time!