Wednesday, August 3, 2011

Retro Sweetheart apron

Are you ready to see a bunch of aprons I made this summer for my cousin?
She's at that age where all her friends are getting married, so we worked together to make some aprons for her girlfriends bridal showers.

I really, really like this one.
I didn't have my french maid pattern with me at Mom and Dad's, but I found this Butterick pattern in Mom's pattern stash and thought it was really cute.

Not only was it really cute but also VERY easy! It went together fast- except for making all that handmade bias tape and it took a lot less fabric than my traditional french maid apron.

I really like the ric rac and the ruffles (which I added) and the neckline.
I'm a sucker for a sweetheart neckline!

On the bottom of the apron I appliqued this love bug heart ommitting the words and adding the future name of the bride on there.

I love that the lace around the heart mimics the ric rac trim.

I heard that the bride loved it and wore it all night, which makes me happy.

I wish I had a better picture of her in it... but I do have a great one of my sister in law modeling for me.

Isn't she cute!?
I loved using Mom's dress form and I really want one for myself, but there's nothing like a live model to make your creations come to life!

Thanks Sharon!