Wednesday, July 9, 2008

Candy Dance Apron Remake

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A few of my GLU friends (Elizabeth, Alicia, & Dawn) met up at the Candy Dance in Genoa, Nevada a couple years ago and came back with the cutest aprons. Since then I have been trying to recreate those aprons from the beautiful pictures I've seen. Seriously - I have no sewing experience or pattern making ability - but I gave it my best shot. Does look kind of nice from the pic - doesn't it..... just don't take a look under those ruffles... pit-tee-ful! However, I have recently acquired a serger and I'm sure the next apron will look even better.

I did Google a similar apron pattern online to use as a guide - I just modified the pattern to resemble the Candy Dance apron. You can find that apron pattern/tutorial here: One More Moore

Here are the lengths I used:
(1) Back Panel: 16.5" x 23.5"
(3) Ruffles: 9" x 37"
(1) Waistband: 4.5" x 23.5" (I used a fusible interfacing in the waistband)
(4) Apron Strings: 4" x 46" (Miter cut the ends - do you miter cut fabric - I'm thinking wood here - you now what I mean, right)

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Tuesday, July 1, 2008

Summer Apron Swap

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On the GLU message board I live on (even more so in stealth mode) I hosted a Summer Apron Swap. Aprons were due to be mailed out by July 1st - HA! I laugh at July 1st - in our bunch we do not know the definition of deadlines! For mercy sakes I still have yet to mail out Kristen's Stocking Swap package that was for Christmas '07. I'm a little late - ya think.

Anypoo - back to the Apron Swap.

I got a sweet gal that I adore, Miss Tina, and I was all too excited to sew, for the first time, an apron for her. I took a mini vacation to Pennsylvania to visit my folks back in April and enlisted the seamstress wisdom of mama to help me make Tina's apron.

In the swap we were to include:

A hand sewn apron or a purchased apron of gift quality
A handy dandy kitchen gadget
3 recipes

In the swap I included:
Hand sewn apron
Pin cushion
Fabric fortune cookie
6 recipes (3 from me and 3 from my next door neighbor who had never heard of such a thing (swap) and was just too tickled and insisted on sending recipes of her own)
A handful of color-matching kitchen gadgets (pot scraper, lettuce knife, paring knives, fly swatter, and dish towels)
Crazy thing.... Tina posted pics of the swap package I sent on her kitchen table and the colors matched her kitchen perfectly!!!! I had no idea!
~*~The fortune cookie was made from the tutorial at Brassy Apple~*~
~*~The pin cushion was made from a pattern out of a BH&G quilting magazine. You can also find the pattern here: On Pins & Needles~*~