Thursday, June 6, 2013

Shabby chic APRON

I absolutely love to sew - but don't get me wrong I am a true amateur seamstress. I can sew straight lines and some curved ones too but I most definitely couldn't figure out a pattern to save my life. I so envy true seamstresses - people who can make their own clothes or those of their kids - PROPS to you all...with all that said - I do have a small collection of fabrics that I use for different projects and have had some sweet pink, turquoise and floral fabrics that I have been saving for just the right project, and boy did I find one...

 
I decided to make myself or my sweet LULU a new apron...and all made using left over fabric scraps. Here's the how to...
 
Cut yourself a apron shaped piece of fabric - I used some muslin
*just make sure that when you hold it up it stretches over the front of your waist not AROUND just to cover the front of your waist.

 
Next cut up your scrap fabric and use the sewing machine to make ruffles. - I didn't want to waste my time sewing up ruffles then pulling on the thread to cinch them up so I just scooted the fabric under the foot as I sewed - so they are by NO means perfect ruffles put again this adds to the SCRAPPINESS of the apron...

 
(didn't take a photo of the next step)
 
 slowly lay out the ruffles onto your apron cut out and line them up and pin them to the front -  play with pattern and colors to make sure they lay nicely. Also I suggest starting at the bottom and working your way up to the waist in case you make some measuring errors its easier to cover them TRUTH is I actually didn't sew a perfectly straight stitch at the top sort of in the middle so I need to make something to cover it up --
 
applaud === enter----- the ROLLED FABRIC ROSETTE

 
I thought it still needed something so I added petals and made a really simple for plain floral embellishment

 
and as you can see in the photograph - it is off center - because that is exactly where I sewed crooked...see there is always something that can be done to HIDE an OOPS!

 
And there you have it ladies & gents a fun and flirty apron handmade using scraps of fabrics - and in case you were wondering who LOLA is - she is my dress mannequin - I just love playing dress up with her...

 
 
 
Hope you enjoyed this simple tutorial and hope you have a chance to make one yourself..
 
I am linking this up to the following parties:
 
 
HAPPY CRAFTING
TINA
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

8 comments:

Marie Moody said...

Hi! Hailing in from Friendship Friday. I love your apron. Didn't know anyone wear those anymore. Ever since my Mom & Gram left us I haven't seen one since. They wore them always. I have one of my Mom's I save, but this one you made she would've went crazy for. You're pretty handy. Thanks for sharing & have a great weekend.

Leslie McCain said...

Would love for you to share this at my link party where we pin all those who join to our party board
http://myfashionforwardblog.com/all-things-pretty-11/

Angel Allen said...

Hi
I'm co hosting at Katherine's Corner Hop this week and came by to say Hello. I love this apron. I make all kinds of aprons too. This one is the cutest thing, you did a great job.
Best
Angel

Create With Joy said...

Thanks for joining us at Friendship Friday at Create With Joy. This is just lovely!

Create With Joy
http://create-with-joy.com

Stephanie said...

I love this apron! So pretty and girly. : ) I'm hosting a link party on my blog and I'd love for you to join! Simply Dream & Create
Stephanie

Basement Stamper said...

Wow, now this is one amazing creation-love the colors and all the layers of it. Hope you all are enjoying your summer!

Angela Betlewicz said...

What a great job! I would love for you to link up at my weekly linky party. http://hickorytrailblog.blogspot.com/2013/06/efforts-and-assets-linky-party-6.html

Thanks,
Angela

Virginia Megin Gallagher said...

Your apron is just darling! I love how you named it, so cute. I'm not much of a seamstress either. Did you use the ruffle foot to make the ruffles or just the regular one?
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