Saturday, January 9, 2010

Some aprons

I did a good bit of apron making over the holidays. I apologize in advance for the pictures. I haven't been using my camera since it takes so long to upload the pictures to my laptop, so I've just been taking pics with my iPhone and emailing them to myself. I know they're not the best quality, but you get the point.

My sister had me make this one as a Christmas present for her friend:
It's the Lorelei pattern from the A is for Apron book, it's one of my favorite patterns. The picture is a little dark, the dark purple looks almost black, but in reality, it was a pretty eggplant color, and the main fabric was a pretty little floral pattern.

This one was a Christmas present for Mom McHacker since her favorite color is yellow:
I forgot to iron it before I took the picture (oops). The pattern is from Susan Branch and you can download the PDF here. This is my newest favorite pattern. Here's a closer look at the fabric:
I call it the "Busy Bee" apron. After finishing it, I went back over the bias tape to make it lie down flat, even though the directions did not say to do that. I think it gave it a more finished look. Speaking of bias tape, if you've not worked with it much, or have a hard time with it, you should watch this tutorial by Amy Karol.

I also used the Susan Branch pattern to make an apron for my youngest sister, but forgot to take a picture of the finished product. This is the fabric I used though:
I bought enough of it to make 2 aprons, so I'm going to use it to make one for myself. I'll try to remember to take a picture when I finish it.

I'm also going to try to participate in the upcoming Tie One On, due March first. Since I now have a bunch of new patterns, I'll probably be posting even more aprons in the future. Maybe I should rename this blog Crystal wants to share...her apron obsession!


Dana said...

Love the aprons!
Great Job!
I need to get off my rump and get sewing too!

Dr. Wifey said...

i just love the Susan Branch pattern and bet it is adorable with the circular pattern! can't wait to see pics of your apron

Madeline said...

Very cute! Love that last fabric.

Tassie said...

I love the fabric that you used on your sister's apron! Very fun! Great job on the sewing....I can't even thread a needle....sigh....