Wednesday, June 10, 2009

spirit of '76 apron

Okay, maybe this fabric isn't from '76, but I think I'm pretty close. I remember a lot of Americana type prints being popular around that time and this one fits the bill.
The fabric is from a friend's grandmother's stash (thanks, Kim!).
The pattern is from a book I picked up shopping with Carol - The Perfect Apron which, oddly enough, was written by a man. I used the Singapore Sling pattern for this project. Super fast, super easy. It uses a fair amount of bias tape to finish all the edges and has only two pattern pieces, not counting the ties which are just rotary cut rectangles. I used my roll hemmer presser foot(#62 on a Bernina) to hem the edges of the ties, so those went very fast. You could just as easily use ribbon to avoid hemming or sew a few lengths of bias tape closed and treat them like ribbon.
I love cute, little, half aprons, but they aren't very practical when I'm really cleaning the house. I need something to cover my shirt. This one also has three generous pockets in the front for stashing the phone, legos, doll shoes, and various game pieces.
My favorite part of the print -
"Peasant Folk"

I love it. Chris just rolled his eyes when he saw it.
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Rebekah said...

what an awesome print! This apron is so cute.

Anonymous said...

I love this and the Peasant Folk especially.


blackbird said...

Reading (not carefully, I'll admit) a bunch of posts, I thought this was a vintage thrift shop find!
Of course I love the bias tape.