My aunt used to make aprons, lots of them. In fact, aprons have always been kind of a "thing" in my family. The women all seem to collect them. My uncle Gary used to have a restaurant and I still have one of his aprons from the restaurant in my kitchen - it's the one I use the most, actually. That could be because it's brown and it's really hard to make it look dirty.
One of the first sewing patterns I ever bought was for an apron, though I still haven't made that pattern. I fell in love with this pattern a few months ago online, and knew I had to have it - it's by Sew Liberated and called the Emmeline apron.
I really wanted to make the exact apron in the picture, but alas, it's difficult to find a lot of AMH's Chocolate Lollipop collection these days. I wound up finding some adorable fabrics from Cosmo Cricket's Early Bird collection and I knew they'd be perfect for an apron.
My mother visited while I was still at work on this apron and overheard me telling a friend that garment sewing was just something I'm not any good at, and my mother tells me that if I could manage to make this apron that I could certainly try my hand at garment sewing. I think that's what I loved so much about this pattern - it feels like a retro dress in a lot of ways. Maybe one day I'll try sewing a dress...
Naturally, when the apron was actually on me and in use, no one snapped a picture. Not that I'm surprised, but if I don't take the picture in my family, no one else will. I did tell my husband to take a picture of the turkey coming out of the oven, and you can see a little bit of my apron there.
All in all, I really love this apron, though I worry that I will seriously cry when it (inevitably) gets dirty. Oh well, then I can make another one. :)
Monday, November 29, 2010