*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.
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
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!