I don’t know what I was thinking, but in my head, I had decided I could whip up three aprons in a day. Um, no, Jodi. Maybe if that was all I was doing, but I was sewing in the midst of making meals and snacks, carpool drop off, diaper changes, nursing sessions, tidying and general child care. It turned into a four-day project.
These “Emmeline” aprons were worth it though. I’m totally in love and I wish I wasn’t mailing them off to three recent brides today.
A woman’s place may not be in the kitchen, but she should feel fabulous when she is in there.
Do you have a favorite apron pattern?
Karen Chockley Mitzel says
As always, I love your fabrics! These are so fabulous 🙂 I have long wanted to get the emmeline pattern, but haven’t yet. soon… these would make some amazing Christmas gifts!! Amd I’m amazed it only took you 4 days! Way to be 🙂
I’ve made a ton of them before. It has become a rather streamlined process.
Oh, how pretty! The apron is pretty, too. :o)
Anne @ Modern Mrs Darcy says
This is soooo timely! I’ve never made an apron but my mother-in-law is an apron junkie and has been hinting strongly she’d like me to whip her up one (or 3 or 5) for Christmas. These are darling, and that second picture of you is fantastic!
Thanks for the inspiration!
I love the fabrics and the apron pattern! Very sweet, I’m sure the new brides will love them!
I love the emmeline pattern – I’ve made a ton of them! You’re crazy to try to make so many at once – for some reason that pattern takes me FOREVER to sew, even though it is quite simple!
Kim Kruse says
I love the Pretty Ditty pattern by Jamie Christina patterns. The bodice uses an elastic casing for a gathered effect, making it extremely flattering on both busty and non-busty gals. Plus, she includes instructions for making it reversible, so you can have two cute aprons in one!
oh my gosh. her patterns are lovely! Especially the Palooza apron. Thanks for mentioning them!
I just ordered the pattern…is it easy for a intermediate beginner?
I would say this is an excellent pattern for an intermediate beginner. It isn’t a quick sew, but the directions are excellent and you will pick up some great skills along the way (gathering, cutting bias tape, hand sewing a ladder stitch). Best of luck!
Louise Griffith (@louanngg) says
And a timely entry since soon it’ll be National Tie One On Day………
Thank you so much for sharing about Tie One On Day! What a beautiful memory for you and a terrific concept. I will try very hard to participate this year. 🙂 Now to attempt an apron!