Thursday, August 20, 2009

apron love

Okay. You know that I have a thing for aprons. I do love them. I wear them while I'm cooking and cleaning....cuz I'm messy, not so much to be cute. Although, there is a certain degree of cuteness added when wearing an apron no matter what work is being done. Anyway I found the blog Tie One On through Amy Karol's Angry Chicken blog. You know Amy Karol, right? She wrote Bend-the-Rules Sewing and her new book Bend-the-Rules with Fabric is coming soon. So she loves aprons, too. Because of that she has an apron making contest every few months. This time around the theme is plaid. It doesn't matter how much plaid or what type of apron is long as there is some plaid included. I told you last week that I didn't have any stuff in my stash for this contest but my mom came through with the plaid that I showed you here.

Now, I don't know about you, but when I think of plaid, I think kilts. So here is what I was thinking...with the hopes that it would come out right. Yes, I know, kilts are made of tartan plaid, and my fabric, well, it's far from Tartan. But I can still make an apron that's like a kilt, right?


Summery colors, no? They remind me of I have decided to call this... THE KEY WEST KILT APRON
I absolutely love the way it turned out. I added a little hand sewing and crocheting and it worked out just the way I had planned. Don't you just love it when that happens?! I sure do!

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Just a couple more pictures. I know you could probably do without seeing more, but my Mom is dying to see this and show it to my Grandma and since she gave me the plaid fabric I owe her some serious photos!

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So there you have finished apron. My KEY WEST KILT APRON!
I know, two posts in one day...crazy! Happy Thursday xo ANG


Adrienne said...

Oh my gosh! If you don't win that contest I don't know what I'll do! What a great apron ~ and BTW - I could totally see someone in Key West wearing an apron like that ... like for clothes instead of an apron ;-)

Natasha said...

A kilt apron, I love it! That is too great! Thanks for your comment on my blog, I'm so glad you found me! And so glad to hear someone else with the same experience, man those darn doctors...well at least some one them. So quick to write off just a "paranoid mommy". Glad to hear your little was ok though.

Regina said...

Awww, that turned out really cute! I have a Scottish friend who would wear that every where! The colors of the plaid are perfect!

Zoƫ said...

I love it!

Anonymous said...

Wow That apron turned out just as my mind thought it would. I love it!! So does Gramma and Betsy and PopPop. I think you will win the contest. Love Big G

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Lisa said...

I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE your "kilt apron"! I have been looking for my first apron sewing project. My husband is from Scotland (Edinburgh) so this is perfect! He wore his kilt when we got married. Thank you for the idea