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One fabric, two aprons

April 10, 2006

Leti and I found this gorgeous fabric at Hobby Lobby one day, and decided to make aprons with it. Leti opted for a half-apron, based on a Jessie Steele design we saw once (somewhere…I can’t find it now). I was too careful in hiding all the hems, and the edges turned out a bit too thick (the fabric itself was pretty thick). It’s still cute, though, and I attached two flower buttons to the waist where the straps attach.

For my own apron, I chose a full-length version, since I tend to get my shirts filthy when I’m baking at the B&B. I based it on a design from my Japanese craft book, with cute chocolate trim and my first-ever darts. I love it!

I used newspaper to make the pattern for my apron, so that I could attempt it again someday. I decided to make an envelope to hold the pattern, based on a cool idea from The Small Object. I attached one of her wonderful labels and a photo of the completed project so I can identify it easily. I’m such a paper geek…I think I like the pattern envelope the best. 🙂

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11 Discussion to this post
  1. Vidya says:

    Awesome! the chocolate color looks fabulous with it! Love it!

  2. kickpleat says:

    wow, i love your long apron! i have so many aprons and never ever use them! still, pretty to look at.

  3. sally says:

    Beautiful aprons. I love the pattern envelope!

  4. Michelle says:

    I love them! The long one looks good on you! Letti looks fantastic!! Love yall!

  5. Lisa says:

    Beautiful! You are so talented!

  6. Dianka says:

    This is the cutest idea! I love it! It makes me realize that I need a new apron =)

    ~Dianka
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  7. sarah n. says:

    this looks so great! love the idea of a pattern envelope 🙂

  8. leya says:

    the aprons are great! and the pattern envelope has me jealous. I love some serious organization. good work. ….running off to make pattern envelopes…

  9. Laura says:

    I really love those aprons! I am also inspired by your organizational skills! I am a perfectionist and when I have bits and pieces that do not have homes, I get flustered. I love the idea of envelopes!

  10. crystal says:

    Thanks, everyone! I’ve been trying to come up with reasons to make more envelope organizers…bills? Receipts? Recipes? Surely there’s something out there that needs a cute envelope! ):

  11. Lora says:

    I always prefer a full length apron myself. It looks great!

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