Friday, April 22, 2011

Another apron?!

Okay, I think I might be tired of making aprons. But you know how it goes--one person gets an apron and then another person says "I think I'd like that too," especially when they're sisters. In the end, the color combinations that are chosen make each one special. Well, that and my Aunt Bunnie is paying me good money to make these for her daughters!

This fabric line is Domestic Diva by Riley Blake. I just love the splashes of aqua and coral that really pop.
Again, the pattern is Mary Mulari's Chatterbox reversible apron. It's easy to put together; it requires 2 yards of fabric and 2 inches of velcro--that's it! One of these days I'm going to make one for myself!

the front!

a close-up of the pattern: L♥ve it!

And the reverse!

Thursday, April 21, 2011

Where does the time go?

*Note: there's a link to a giveaway at the end you won't want to miss!*
I joined the Sew Sweetness sew-a-long. Here's the flickr group to see all the fabulous fabric choices. 

I don't know what this material is, but it's really silky, flowy, and made an incredible mess with fraying. Even the pins slid out before I could get the seams sewn. Oh, never again!
Cotton would have been a much better choice--there's my recommendation in case you decide to try this dress. It went together rather quickly and the instructions were easy to follow. Yes, a beginner could make it.  

  The last time I made something truly wearable was a prom dress back in '87 so this was pretty trippy. Speaking of trippy, I think the dress matches my official summer shoes quite nicely. 
And bonus! I'm about 6 feet tall! 

And here's a link to a generous blog! iCandy handmade is hosting a you-pick-'em, 5-yard giveaway from Raspberry Creek Fabrics.