Sunday, November 23, 2008

Apron madness

So last year I made a few aprons as gifts. They were so well-received, and so easy to make, that I've done another round this year.

Black and white Michael Miller spots, for a wedding present (the wedding is next week, and I'm terribly excited. It's the first wedding I've been to since I was five, and I'm doing a reading!). I found it difficult to find two coordinating prints that weren't too feminine. Actually, a lot of the Amy Butler prints would have worked, but I didn't have time to order the fabric in. I found the black and white at my local Textile Traders. The spots are kind of pearlescent/ metallic, which is neat.

And some Flea Market Fancy by Denise Schmidt, combined with plain brown. I added pockets from some Kaffe Fassett scraps I had, as I've never made one side plain before, and felt a bit guilty about making an apron that was 50% drab.


spider_knit said...

Must be something in the air.

I've spent today making up the four of those aprons that I cut out last weekend.

Mine however are all black on one side and patterned on the other - allows people who prefer the drab to take the safe option ;)

Anonymous said...

I've been making these like mad for Christmas this year. I've been liking linen on one side. I love those disco dots.