Sunday, March 02, 2014

A purple apron for Jess

During the Arthur Toye closing down sale I picked up some patterns I would normally never buy -including an apron pattern from Kwik Sew. I know some sewers aren't crazy about Kwik Sew patterns, but I found this pattern really easy to use. Lots of diagrams and the instructions were really clear.

I bought this pattern with a few different people in mind, but one of them was my friend Jess who sent me an amazing Christmas package just because she knows how much I love receiving mail - so thoughtful right.

Jess likes baking and her favourite colour is purple - so OBVIOUSLY I had to make her a cute little purple apron. Fortunately I had quite a few purple scraps in my stash to make up this pattern with - I love the purple with green poka dot fabric and I've been holding onto it for a while, waiting for the perfect project as I only had a small amount.
It's times like this (and many many other times) that I wish I had room for a sewing form, so I could show you guys the apron a little bit better. I just have to say I am so happy with the way it turned out, when I sat down to start this project I was CERTAIN I had some purple thread, but it turned out I had used it all. I decided to use some contrasting white thread instead and I'm really happy with the way it turned out.
I just wanted to show a close up of the pocket as I was worried I'd mess it all up - turns out I can sew on a pocket pretty well. You can also see that great poka dot fabric better in this photo, I love it so much!

Now its March, I can let you all know what I'll be making this month for the Miss Bossy Challenge - the pattern I will be making is The Ashland Dress (19 votes) although Washi and Emery weren't too far behind (they got 13 votes each!)

Hope you guys have all been having a good weekend!

14 comments:

Camelia Crinoline said...

It looks great. I love the polka dots. I have a really similar purple vintage one that has ruffles around it.

Pull Your Socks Up! said...

I would have to wear that apron out I'm afraid. It's just too, too gorgeous to wear only on baking days. That spotty fabric is insane and I LOVE the ruffles and pocket! xx

Lara Lizard said...

I would use this one too :3 So cute!

Vix said...

That's gorgeous, I love the colour combo! I've never made an apron, the frill looks a bit too scary for me to attempt! x

pastcaring said...

The cutest pinny ever! Love the frill and the gathered pocket. xxx

Helga! said...

That is ONE FUNKY APRON!!!
Love it. XXX

Mary Lou said...

this is such a cute apron! like i love making aprons by myself i really love getting inspired by others, i love the pockets!!!

Kura Carpenter said...

aprons make a neat gift, girly and fun, but also useful and handmade :)

alicia said...

LOVE! i have ribbon in he same colour scheme but the print is stars instead of dots! super cute! <3

Louise said...

That apron is gorgeous! I wish I had your sewing skills! xx

Sandra said...

Such a cute apron - I love the colour combination. I'm looking forward to seeing your Miss Bossy dress :-)

Vintage Bird Girl said...

Clever you...cutest apron ever! Xx

Wait Until The Sunset said...

I absolutely love this!! I'm looking into making some candy striper aprons for the wedding- any notes and suggestions??? xx

Melanie said...

Cute pinny, I love the colours :)