The bottom area is made from drapes I made that did not make the cut into my sewing book. They are strips of contrasting batik with yarn sewed down them. My editor thought this was too busy of a look and asked me to tone them down.
NOTE: If you’ve seen my sewing book, you’ll notice I did hot pink satin and hot pink batik without the yarn. To me that is toned down!
So ever since, I’ve been using the rejected drapes for fabric collage. I love how they look!
How do I make aprons? I use a pattern I made from a paper bag, but even so, they always turn out different. no two are ever alike.
I think aprons are pretty easy to make, you don’t really need a pattern, unless you want a specific, precise shape or type. I like to freeform and see where the sewing journey takes me. For example, this apron started with a square top, but when I tied it on the mannequin, it looked too boxy, so I folded the top corners back and stitched them at an angle. Much better! It gives it more of a flattering shape.
I’m wondering what my students will come up with! I’ll make sure to take pictures and post them so you can see!
7 thoughts on “I made an apron tonight (prepping to teach my class tomorrow)!”
Love it! Wish I were taking the class today.
It’s a beauty!!!
You surely live up to your name and do it justice!
Gorgeous!! I wish I could be there this year (sniff…sniff)..have fun guys!
I LOVE this soo much! Your design is so inspiring and lovely!! I wish i could learn how to make this lovely apron but im so far away! 🙁 Have a lovely merry happy day and love to you!
What a fun & funky creation. I looove aprons! I really think we should start a trend of wearing them as fashion. (One of my most treasured hand-me-downs is a collection of vintage aprons from my great aunt. So fun!)
Bought the fabric you designed. Love it! But I don’t want to cut into it! Lol