Thursday, May 26, 2011

One Yard Apron...


 *WARNING....if you don't like aprons...or lots of pictures...look away from this post!
On the other hand, if you do...STAY HERE!


I'm introducing another new pattern to you...


It's called the "1 Yard Apron"....because it's made with 1 yard of fabric...and...it's an apron...haha:)


Each apron consists of 3 different fabrics but they all total only 1 yard.


For those of you who might not know...the model is my cutie patootie daughter Kassidy....who is my trusty sidekick and stunt double!


There are 15 aprons total....and let me tell you how grateful I am to my friends who helped me sew them and because of that, I was able to have them for my schoolhouse presentation at market.


I designed all of the aprons, put the fabrics together, cut all 15 kits and packaged them up...but I just simply ran out of time to make them all. So I copied off several patterns, kept some for myself to sew up and the others were farmed out to my BFF's Nanette, Juli and Judy.


I appreciated it sooo much girls!...I had been working day and night trying to prepare for market and my friends were so sweet to just keep asking what they could do to help.
Aren't they sweet?
What would a girl do without her friends?


The day before schoolhouse was the day they were all complete and I was still making my Sew Hexie Cushion and had not photographed the aprons yet.


And that's when my other dear friend Rae Ann grabbed her camera and said I'll be there in a few minutes to take the pictures for you.
Whew!
Big sigh of relief!


I said to Kassidy who had stayed home from school to help me...(yes...I know that I'm mother of the year...lol)
Anyways...I said to her ..."Run upstairs and put a white top on so that you will match all of the aprons and you can model them...."


She is a little shy and wasn't too sure about it but before I knew it Rae Ann was here and she had brought Susann too...another friend of mine to help.


So the 3 of them went out into the back yard  to take the pictures and I stayed in my studio and stitched away on my hexies.
It was fun to look out of the window at them running back and forth across the yard!


3 hours and over 200 pictures later.....LOL....I had plenty to choose from to go on the pattern cover.
That Rae Ann just kept saying...I need just a few more shots:)


It was actually a rainy overcast day which I think produced the perfect light!


Poor Kassidy was a little wet and alot cold when it was all over but she came through it like a trooper with not one word of complaint...thank you sis:)


I think Rae Ann needs to take all of my pictures from now on:)...


By the way...do you like all of the different trims?


They all are from the "Sew Together" trims by Riley Blake.


I've had sew much fun using them on some of my Sew Cherry projects.


I especially love the jumbo pom-pom trim!


I used it on all 3 of my "Sew Cherry Stripes"...


I know what you are wondering....


And the answer is yes...they wash up great!


As you can see my tulips are just finishing up their lovely show for this spring....


These aprons are so easy peasy to sew up...


And I had alot of fun just going all out crazy with all of the fun trims.


The triple pom-poms on the solid red turned out very vintagey funky don't you think?


And I love how the double row of the blue lace adds a feminine touch to the apron skirt.


And I also like how it looks against my "Blue Sew Rose" print.


Of course I had to use the red and pink crochet cherries on one of the aprons...


Aren't they cute on the corner of each pocket?


And they go so well with the white crochet lace.


On this one I used both ric-rac and
pom-poms...


A fun combination:)


There are so many more fabric/trim combinations that would be cute...I could have made several more...but I ran out of time....and friends...LOL
A big THANK YOU to Juli, Nanette, Judy, Rae Ann and Susann for the much needed help!
I love you all!


And a big thank you to you my bloggy friends....(if you have made it this far down this crazy long post)! 


I hope you like this fun and easy pattern....I think there are alot of creative things you could do with these aprons.
One idea is to sew matching aprons for the server girls at a wedding!...wouldn't that be cute?


This is how the pattern cover turned out...a little crowded...but necessary because all of the aprons are in one pattern:)
It's now available 
if you want to whip up a few of of your own...
they are sew fun and easy to make:)


And as if there weren't already enough pictures...I thought I would show you these of my son Sterling who is 6 foot 1 and just turned fourteen.
He came home from school right in the middle and I asked him if he wanted his picture taken wearing one of my aprons.


Of course he strongly declined....until...


I offered him money....and Cafe Rio...


Just to do a few manly poses...lol.
After all...I didn't want to leave him out of the fun.


Fun for me anyway...not so much for him...but luckily he has a good sense of humor.
Sew sorry it has taken me so long to get these posts out to you about my new patterns.
More still to come!
But blogger has NOT been my friend this last couple of weeks. The post before this one...(The cake walk one) I actually posted the day before market and after a few hours it disappeared for 2 days and then came back minus the comments and then it went away again and just showed up right after I posted about my Cherry Cheesecake pattern...oh brother.
So sorry about the confusion.
Have a wonderful day today my friends....I hope it's a quilty one!
xx
Lori
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60 comments:

fee @ chipper nelly said...

O.M.G
I am in in love with every single one.
fabrics, trims, pompoms, ricrac, ribbon, buttons, crochet - whats not to like!
Kassidy looks charming and beautiful in every picture (and Sterling too!)
I should be packing for my hols (and have sent OH on school run pleading for more hours in the day) so haven't time to delve deeper but can I buy this pattern? (in UK?)

Will be back after much needed break - but just to say one final time
I LOVE these pinnys
fee ♥
(need to get off laptop before OH returns!)

Leanne said...

All those aprons are just beautiful, I can't choose a favourite one as I love them all.

I did laugh at your son he has a great sense of humour, he reminds me of my 15 year old son, the things they'll do for money.

Jan Quigley said...

Love the aprons, they are sooo cute. Your dd looks gorgeous, but it was your son who made my day. My ds is 14 too, tho not 6'1", & I think I could persuade him to do the same as he loves a laugh & is a great kid, just like yours. :-)

Maria said...

I´m not a aprol girl, but these are lovely!!! And the trims are great:-)

Bente said...

Just one worth for the aprons; Lovely!!!!
-and very nice Models ☺

Lace-lovin' Librarian ~ Diane said...

I love aprons, and I love your fabric! I think I know what I'm making my daughters for Christmas next year! By any chance, do you have size adaptations for little girls so that I can make mommy and me aprons?

notes of sincerity said...

Love I tell ya! True love!
And thank you for sharing all of your pictures with us! What precious Christmas presents those would make!!
Those are adorable aprons and I am swooning over the different quilt patterns you have created!!! They are so charming and I want to make each one! :o)
Have a lovely rest of your week.
Sincerely, Trish

Kathleen Grace said...

I adore this apron and it is the perfect showcase for your gorgeous fabric! I loved every single one:>)

Dorian said...

What darling photos Lori!! Your girl is just precious. She is a wonderful model. I love your aprons! If I had one, I might just actually WEAR it. My dh has been trying to get me to wear one for years, as I'm always in the kitchen.

ROFL to your son!! I'm so glad he joined the fun. What a great sport. Thanks for sharing!

Happy Cottage Quilter said...

WOW Lori! These aprons are fabulous! And I LOVE the trims. I've seen the XL ric rack at the quilt shows but didn't know what to do with them. Now I do!! And so glad that Sterling did NOT have to model the pom-pom's ;-D The Chicken Scratch looks way better on him.

Helen (Mimi) said...

Absolutely adorable!!!

Helen (Mimi) said...

Absolutely adorable!!

Michele said...

Such happy aprons!

Teresa said...

They look great! Love the pics of you son wearing it! Too Funny!

Mommarock said...

Your models are fabulous! I love the wide waistbands.. I think it would be great fun to add a name or something right in front on that nameband as it is so lovely and wide :)

missmarys said...

Lori I passed your page to a friend who enjoys giving aprons as gifts. At our fund raiser for the local food pantry we had 600 women show up. For each pod winner she made an apron.

I like the chef aprons as I really get messy with flour etc all over.
I'm really interested in your garden. I'm a big gardener see at missmarys.wordpress.com Do you have pictures of what you do in your garden?

Nedra said...

Having Sterling pose in the apron is absolutely hysterical! I bet you guys laughed your make up off!
I can just picture in my mind all of your Girlers working together. Know I was with you in spirit and heart.

Funoldhag said...

What darling aprons, Lori! And your model is adorable - have missed seeing pictures of her on your blog. Good looking son, also. Congratulations on your beautiful new line of fabrics and the lovely patterns. Carol

Sue said...

I love every one of them! And I just bought quite a bit of your new fabric line so I can use it in making some of these sweet aprons.

Your daughter is a lovely model and I think it cute that your son got in on the modeling too:)

Tiffany Sherman said...

Lori, these are absolutely adorable!! I want them all!

PrettyPinkPins said...

Your latest post pops in my email, I click on it and SCREECH .. did you hear my brakes squeel? I stopped full in my tracks! Not just a posting from Lori, but one about APRONS !! I simply adore APRONS and your fabric and choice of colors was to die for! Cassidy has alittle model hidden inside her! You go girl! Ok, your son looked cute too .. but let's not tell him and embarrass him! Needless to say, I'm an apron junkie. So I immediately went to Material Girls to order the pattern but it's not posted yet. I'll keep checking, have to have it! Wish I lived close to you, I'd have taken vacation days to sew aprons!
Keep inspiring us and bringing smiles to our faces!
Sharon

Betty Lou said...

Darling aprons and your models are so photogenic. Love all the trims on the aprons.

Sandy said...

Every one of those aprons are so cute! And your models are most adorable too! Good luck on your sales!

Thimbleanna said...

All of your new patterns are so gorgeous Lori. They match your beautiful children too LOL. The pictures of your son are too funny -- I'm thinking those will be great husband-fodder in a few years!!!

Steven and Ginger said...

These are adorable. Is the pattern cherry cheesecake available yet? Does it use fat quarter bundle, jellyrolls, or layer cakes?

I'm anxious to get started!

Monica D Hayden said...

I love them! However, when I followed the links to the online shops to buy the pattern, I couldn't find the pattern. I checked Material Girls and Piper's. They're not showing up on their Apron patterns section. How could I have missed it?

Cynthia said...

I love your beautiful aprons. Kassidy is the perfect model! I want to make some but just can't decide which ones are my favorite. I want them all. The pattern cover us perfect! What a handsome young man sterling is, he is a good sport. He is already proving that he will make a great husband someday. You have trained him well.

Darlene said...

The aprons are adorable, Lori - great fabric and trim combinations!

Your 'stunt double' is definitely a cutie patootie! :-)

I love that Sterling played along and I'm sure he had fun hamming it up. :-)

Maxine said...

love love love the all the aprons..sounds like you gals had a great time...I would love to be part of that...and your daughter oh my what can I say what a beauty she is...I read about her and wondered what she looked like...and what can I say about Sterling....what a guy..You are one very very creative woman....I want to make them all....I will look for the pattern here in St George.....WAY TO GO

Sandy said...

OMGoodness....how adorable! I love all of them and am so glad they are all in the pattern. Your Kassidy is so sweet and what a helper! Of course your son was a good sport too....great kids! Thanks for sharing such creativity...

Delirious said...

I LOVE these! And I'm totally in love with that big ric rac! Your daughter is gorgeous! So adorable. I want to make some aprons now! I always get inspired by what you make!

Rae Ann said...

Well dear friend... It was a blast helping you! Taking all of those photos was a pleasure:) Thanks to Susann and all her help... making sure everything was ready and perfect!
The best part was that Sterling... LOL! The way he wears an apron is so far different from that darling little Cassidy... who is absolutlely the "perfect" little model! Oh... and let me say... the aprons are over the top... all that and a bag of chips!!! Can't wait to get started making some!
I would LOVE to take pics for you anytime... just a phone call away~:)

Heartsdesire said...

How adorable are these aprons? I want to make all of them. And such a sweet daughter to model them for you (and son, too lol). I know these are going to be a big hit.

Nanette Merrill and daughters said...

Great aprons. Of course I love them. Sterling looks just like Kerry. Kass is a born model. Bravo dear.

Mary said...

Thank heavens RaeAnn came for the PICS! I love the apron Sterling chose to model. Reminds me of a Table cloth my MOM made with the Chicken scratching on it, is that what it is called? Thanks for the memory going into Memorial Day week-end.

DJ Rose said...

LOVe LOVE LOVE that you got your son to have his pic taken. Ha ha ha. These turned out fabulous. I am in love with sew cherry line. My kitchen is 1950's vintage in red and green and yellow, and I think I need new curtains.

Hearts For Homeschooling said...

Wow, the aprons and pictures are great, and I love the pattern cover. It doesn't look too busy to me - it looks totally inspiring!
Mrs. Hearts

Kimberly said...

What a fabulous post! Gorgeous kiddos, gorgeous friends, gorgeous setting, and gorgeous aprons!

Sherri said...

Love the aprons...and the photos. Kassidy's red flip flops were a perfect match, too!

Jeannie said...

Everyone of these are awesome!! Super great job and models :)
Love aprons!!

Into Vintage said...

Your aprons (and your fabrics) are absolutely charming as is your lovely model, Kassidy. :-)

jodi@Pleasant-Home said...

Simply Adorable!

Micki said...

Your aprons are just so adorable!
Micki

Sarah - Red Gingham said...

WOW what a fab collection of beautiful aprons!! You did a great job making and designing them, they are just perfect. Your daughter did a wonderful job of being your model, she's so cute. And your lad was very brave indeed!! Luckily you didn't put him on the pattern cover though!

amy smart said...

So cute, Lori! I love each one. Another testament to your amazing Sew Cherry line!!

Pots and Pins said...

Oh Lori they are all so stinkin' cute! And your models aren't bad either! I love them all...would proudly burn dinner in them, too! Congrats on getting them done - and so nicely, too! xo, Nan

Linda Ruthie said...

I want more! I adore aprons and your cute as can be fabrics are perfect in this pattern. The trims are very vintage and make these aprons even more special. I'm glad you posted tons of pictures. I enjoyed every one of them.

Carol said...

Lori, I absolutely love your blog. I try to visit every day to see what cute things you are making. You inspire all of us quilters with your amazing talent. The aprons are adorable. Can't wait to try out the pattern. Thanks.

My Vintage Mending said...

Okay Lori, here's my problem...I am going to need one of each of these. How fun are they. I love how beautifully the waist lays. The pockets are perfectly deep. Bow is generous. Not to mention the trims. Your daughter did fantastic. What a trooper. Just yummy goodness Lori I cannot wait for the pattern. So happy for you...smiles...Renee

Deb said...

Lori, your aprons are sew sew cute! I love the fabrics! You can bet I will be looking for them!

Deb from clutteredquilter.blogspot.com

Connie said...

Those aprons are darling and so is your pattern model(s).

Kris said...

Those are so adorable! I'll have to get the pattern for my three girls!

Judy said...

What creative aprons!! Tell your kids thanks for the great modeling, especially your son :-)

Leonie said...

They are all so cute as are the models :) Do you know of any stores in Australia that keep your paterns I would like to purchase the cake walk one?

Kim said...

Okay your aprons are great but your CHILDREN are beautiful. What terrific models!

Happy sewing

GardenofDaisies said...

Cute aprons! Love all the fun trims! Your son has a great sense of humor!!

tasha said...

oh i love all your aprons!!! so very cute! great photos! :)

Sandra said...

Did you crochet your own cherries? I would love to make that apron with the crocheted cherries.

la said...

eep! i totally love that bike. and your blog! :)

GerryART said...

GREAT POST ! ! ! !
Wonderful pics
showing off your aprons to their very best.

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