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November Apron

November 4, 2005

So I’ve been super-crafty lately, sewing and knitting and embroidering and creating. I love it! I’ve been frequenting craft blogs…I am truly amazed at the things these people can create.

I decided that I needed a new apron for work. I’ve been using an old Mickey Mouse one that I made ages ago…when I first got my sewing machine (thanks, Mom!). This meant a trip to the fabric store. Oh! The fabric store! It’s like Disneyworld! I tend to overdo it when I visit, finding a bolt of fabric that surely could be put to use at some point. I have a trunk full of fabric that I have yet to use, and I’ve decided to initiate the Pantry Project for my fabric. Use what I have before going back to the fabric store. (We’ll see how long that lasts.)

Anyway, I found fun seasonal fabrics that I usually shy away from. I’m not sure why…I guess it always seemed a little too crafty, a little too not-cool to have Christmas trees and jack-o-lanterns all over you. But I realized that I loved them! They were fun! And cute! So I bought a few, deciding to make an apron a month so that I could always have a new one to look forward to at work.

Hence, the November apron. I love it! I used a pattern that my sister bought me (thanks, Michelle!), and adjusted it a little, making a fitted collar (no adjusting D-rings) and flattened, thicker ties. I really like the shape of it, and the little pumpkins and crows are just too cute for words. As an added bonus, you get a glimpse of my messy kitchen!

8 Discussion to this post
  1. bearette24 says:

    So cute! Have you considered starting a magazine? Seriously. It could be about recipes and crafts, with pretty pictures. :)

  2. Christina says:

    Love the apron. So jealous you can make that. I just bought my first pattern the other day and realized how illiterate I am when it comes to this stuff. I can hand sew quilt pieces, but can’t figure out this simple pattern to make a simple purse. geesh. Anyway, love your blog and thanks for sending me to all these cool crafting links!

  3. Joe says:

    Thats awesome! I wish I could do something like that – so crafty! It looks great!

  4. Jeff says:

    How fun is that! Looks great :)

  5. Lindsay says:

    Too cute; and I have to say it looks even better in person. I can’t wait to start coming to ‘stitch and bitch’ so you can help teach me how to do some of these crafty projects!

  6. kristi says:

    Love it! It’s adorable. I really wish I could sew. I can knit, and I can cross-stitch, but I can’t sew to save my life. Very cute. Are you making a December apron too?

  7. crystal says:

    Thanks everyone! Christina, the pattern I used was McCall’s 2233, and it was pretty simple. It did take a while for me to learn how to read those things, though! Kristi, I have the fabric for my December and January aprons all ready to go…just need to sew them! I’ll post them when I finish them.

  8. Joey says:

    I am no fabric designer but just finish a back part to that apron and that would make a cute springtime dress. Everything Crys wears, she makes it look cute. I need some sort of apron… I have a history of clothes hanging in my closet (i dont know why) with splatters from past cooking sessions. :-( (But, Ohh, the tastey memories!!)

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