One of Boom’s sisters turns the big 4-oh at the end of this week. L is really kind and into baking, so I knew I wanted to send her some baking cook books (I picked this one and this one, since she is a gluten-free girl). But I also really wanted to make her an apron – but as you all know, I really didn’t need another project on my plate. I was planning on making a quick half apron, but decided that a full apron would be much more useful. So I had to find a tute – and a quick one, at that. I came across this tute – many thanks to Mandy/Sugar Bee blog – it fit the bill exactly! Cute, and quick.
I think it came out quite well!
I even made some adjustments to make it even quicker – here are my changes:
1) I added the top trim measurements to the top trim fabric and the waist trim to the lower measurements – and then finished the edges like a napkin, except on top section’s bottom edge that connects to the lower portion.
2) I sewed the ribbon right onto the front of the fabrics – so the “waist” ribbon enclosed the top sections raw bottom edge.
3) I also omitted the ruffle at the bottom and pocket (inadvertently on the pocket – just forgot to make it and once I remembered, I had already wrapped and packaged up the apron to be mailed).
I thought about using ribbon for the neck and waist ties, but I didn’t. That would have saved some time as well. This is what works for me for turning out long tubes of fabric (like the ties): pin a safety pin on one end of the tube. Use a chopstick to push the safety pin to the opposite opening – then just push the fabric over the chop stick – right side out. It works like a dream!
I think this apron probably took around 3 hours to make from start to finish – which is very good considering it is a full apron and it is detailed and cute. I had to split it up over 2 days, but in a pinch, one could certainly do it in a single sitting. Very good for such a deadline driven crafter as myself!
Here is the hubs begrudgingly modeling the apron I handmade for his sister!
I mailed it off today – maybe she’ll get it on her actual bday! I hope she likes it and appreciates the hard work that went into it!