Be creative EVERY DAY • A Challenge
My cousin was just married in a beautiful wedding: round barn, winter theme, crafty and artistic touches everywhere!
Her pending vows inspired me to create a heartfelt gift for her and her groom but what? On my wedding day, some 12 years ago, my aunt handmade me a pair of frilly and fun aprons that I still wear today! Perfect.
These aprons needed to be unique and durable, so I set about making my own patterns (not as hard as it sounds) after brainstorming with my good friend Pinterest / My apron brainstorming board.
For her, a gathering apron & reversible (aka, lined)
For him, a chefs’ apron also reversible & easily converted to a half apron.
Prepping the Patterns
I laid out the brown paper & traced my own aprons with a healthy seam allowance.
For hers, I combined the yoke neck from one apron with the simple lines of another (see pic above). His is a straight up trace from my chefs’ apron.
The first cut was in muslin and let me work out the kinks and still use it in the final piece.
Then I planned out my sewing steps, “pin right sides together – sew – flip inside out – hem” type of stuff, and got to work!
My boss graciously agreed to model the finished aprons for me. Thanks Rose!