In other sewing adventures, I’ve signed up for the savvy seasons swap over at Flickr. I didn’t need another swap I know…but I’m sort of getting in the Christmas mood already and I wanted an excuse to make some Christmas things. (Other than my reindeer embroidery) I have a fabulous secret partner whose taste I hope I have nailed. Eeek! Oh well if not!
One of the things that I have made for her so far is the Emmeline Apron. This is one of my very favorite apron patterns and I think the first sewing pattern I bought online. Gasp! What do you mean you can buy patterns online? The shock! The disbelief! Yup…I’ve come a long way. I used to not buy fabric online either. 😉
It’s not a perfect pattern but it’s awfully darn cute. I’ve made it before and really love it, except for the halter neck…it’s too big for me. So, not being able to measure the person who is getting this apron, I opted to switch the neck tie into two separate pieces that tie at the neck. Now fully adjustable. The apron is two sided and the bodice can be a different fabric from the skirt…so that’s what I opted for this time. LOVE.
I’ve been itching to use that Christmas fabric ever since I got it last year. It was a little hard to find in this colorway at the time…although maybe it’s been restocked places. I don’t know. It’s an Alexander Henry print and called Merry Moderns I believe. I was so happy to find such a perfect way to showcase the fabric. The bodice is a Riley Blake Christmas fabric I believe and the polka dots are from who knows what company…they’re a polka dot. 😉
I made the other side less traditionally Christmasy so that it can be worn all year round. A little bit of Neptune for the skirt which I hope my partner will enjoy. These colors are still red, green and aqua, but less obviously a Christmas design. So I hope she gets lots of wear out of the apron.
Side by side, the apron is a temptation for me to keep…but I’ll happily give it away to someone who will love it. And there is still more to come with this swap. Maybe a couple more items.
16 thoughts on “Aprons and things”
Oh my goodness, that apron looks just adorable on you! I love that bodice. Pretty!
This is way too cute! Love that it is less-Christmas looking on the other side, for longevity.
Such a cute apron Angela!!
Congratulations to quiltinggranny!!
I love your aprons
I totally understand you: this fabric is sooo cute 🙂 A great way to present it.
I SO want an apron! Haven't gotten around to making one yet. I love the xmas side and the rest of the year side. Good idea!
congrats to the winner.
Look at those adorable aprons. Well done. I like an apron with the bib on it because somehow I always get something splattered up top.
The reversibility of the apron really appeals to me. What a great swap gift, Angela.
You were sneaky!! I love those kinds of giveaways!
That pattern is amazing!!! Great job!
I think this is the nicest Emmaline I have ever seen! I adore that christmas print, it looks so "mad men" on you 🙂
I bought his pattern forever ago and have never made it. You have inspired me to dig it out again and make one for myself!
Such a cute apron! I love that she can use it year round with the second side. Great job, Angela!
Aww, that apron is so cute, love it! (I never even use aprons and I want one lol)
Super cute aprons. I really love the fabric with Santa. Beautiful job.
So cute. I love that apron pattern! I'm sure your swap partner will be thrilled with it.