Hello Lovely Friends so come in and have a seat. Would you like a drink or a cake? It is wonderful to see you all again. Today has been a bit of a disaster to say the least. I got up very early this morning to finish it. However, I quickly found that things went from bad to worse. As usual I had not planned this apron but just went on my merry way. The problem was that I wanted to change the design slightly but didn't factor this into my sewing plans. I wouldn't have finished today had I not said that I would show you all on my post yesterday - it would have been put firmly at the back of the cupboard but - on the positive side it is complete now.
Whilst having a coffee early this morning I was checking emails and wandered (?) into Pinterest to see what other pictures I could see. There were literally hundreds of ideas of how to upcycle shirts, some of them inspiring. I found these lovely cushions on Country Living and think they are really sweet - using up favourite shirts which have out of favour would help make them even more special - maybe a youngster going away to university or moving into their first home. Dear, dear I am so sentimental.
I also found this lovely picture from Pinterest (Etsy site) - I did have a look so that I could show you but it said that the Etsy shop didn't exist any more. The apron is really cute, would be a good one for the males of the family.
One of the things I did like on the apron I sewed was the neckband which was fully versatile in that you could move the buttons up and down depending on the wearer - so simple but such a good design feature.
I wanted to line the bottom of the apron with the blue fabric but made the mistake of sewing it up in dark blue thread, goodness knows why. I think I wanted to make it look a bit different but Rachel my sewing teacher always tells me to use a neutral thread until I get more confident with my sewing skills. Do I ever listen?
The picture below is just peeking into one of the three pockets.
I made the strap from one of the sleeves, there is so much fabric in a large shirt - unbelievable.
I put a couple of spoons in to show you how the pockets work - there are three of them and they are quite roomy.
Now, finally, here it is............................
Now lovely Folks, I had intended to put a badge on the apron with my daughter-in-law's name and the title Master Cook - she is the most talented cook and baker I have ever known and I think she deserves the title. However, I don't feel that the apron is good enough to give to her so have left the title off. My husband disagrees and says that he thinks she would like it - would appreciate your opinion Folks. Not my best make at all but I have had a little talk to myself about planning stuff more effectively rather than rushing ahead.
I have one more day off work tomorrow so am going to try and get out and about if I can - life passes so quickly when you are crafting Folks don't you think! I hope you are all well and happy and are enjoying yourselves wherever you are in our special world. Take care and I will see you all soon, please leave a comment it you wish and don't forget the two giveaways. Lots of loves and hugs to you all. Dorothy :-)xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx