9/19/13

I Love Aprons!

Hey everyone!  It's been so much fun watching Fall pop up all over blogland!  There are some seriously talented and fun-lovin' people.  I'm just a wee-bit jealous that some of you are already into Fall weather -- cool, crisp, and changing leaves; but there is a "feeling" in the air, a slight glimmer of hope, that cooler less hot days are just around the corner.  I might even be able to add some mums to my front porch!

Well, today I wanted to talk about aprons.  Do y'all like aprons & use them?  I love aprons and almost always wear one when I'm cooking.  I have a couple of really cute ones and love having seasonal ones;   but as the retailers have caught onto the trend of cute aprons, the pricing has gotten a bit crazy.  Don't you agree?  So, I decided to try my hand at making a trendy Fall/Halloween one.  I looked through my stash of fabric and found some leftovers from a few years ago when I made some trick-or-treat bags for my grandchildren.  Now, all I needed was a pattern and simply used a current ready-made apron for the basic shape.

Okay, if I had gone to the store to choose fabric for my apron, I probably wouldn't have chosen these; but I had this and just decided to be "wild and crazy!"



I decided I wanted the sides to be rounded so the ruffle could go from one armpit to the other.

I had a nice big piece of the patchwork fabric, but not so much of the contrast.  The contrast fabric was a fun pattern printed in kind of a border stripe -- made it easy to use for the ruffles & there was not a scrap left over!

Okay, now for the full effect!  Remember, the camera adds 10 20 pounds!

Yep, there's a reason I never do these selfies -- can't smile, take pic & keep from chopping my head off all at the same time!

Oh, looky, my hair matches my apron!

Ah, better!  Much more calming to see it hanging on the hook!

This really was an easy-peasy project, and I've already used my cute apron quite a few times.  I will probably wear this on Halloween when I pass out goodies!  Thanks for stopping by, and hope you are having a great week!


I love to party with these fine bloggers:

Sunday
The Tablescaper at The Tablescaper for Seasonal Sundays
Cheri at It's So Very Cheri for It's So Very Cheri Party

Monday
Kathy at Creative Home Expressions for Creative Home & Garden Hop
Cindy at Dwellings--The Heart of Your Home for Amaze Me Monday
Susan at Between Naps on the Porch for Metamorphosis Monday
Kathryn at The Dedicated House for Make It Pretty Mondays

Tuesday
Maria Elena at Our Home Away from Home for Tuesdays at Our Home
Marty at A Stroll Thru Life  for Inspire Me Tuesday
Leslie at House on the Way for Twirl & Take a Bow
Mary Beth at Cupcakes and Crinoline for Project Inspired

Wednesday
Suzy at Worthing Court for Homework Wednesday
Karin at The Style Sisters for Centerpiece Wednesday

Thursday
Kelly at Live Laugh Rowe for Live Laugh Linky Party
Richella at Imparting Grace for Grace at Home
Pamela at From My Front Porch to Yours for Treasure Hunt Thursday
Emily at 52 Mantels for Thursdays Are Your Days

Friday
Kathryn at The Dedicated House for Anything Blue Friday
Jody & Stan at Rooted in Thyme for Simple and Sweet Fridays 
Karen at A Stylish Interior for Stylish Friday Finds
Amanda at Serenity Now for Weekend Bloggy Reading

Saturday
Debbie at Debbie Doos for Pinterest Blitzen'

22 comments:

Ricki Treleaven said...

I love your apron, too! You've decorated far more than I (for autumn) but I did take out all our pumpkins today! ;P

Lisa @ Texas Decor said...

Would you believe I just got my first apron a year ago??? My sweet neighbor, who is a fabulous seamstress made me one for my birthday. I wear it all the time, even when I'm just cleaning. Yours is very cute! I like the fabric too. You'll look so cute handing out Halloween treats in it!

Kelly said...

I love aprons too. Yours is adorable! I think it's a great idea to wear it while passing out candy on Halloween. I've got some pretty aprons that I wear every now and then. I have one (for looks) hanging on my refrigerator too. They are fun to collect.

Manuela@A Cultivated Nest said...

Very cute! I think the ruffles are adorable!

Phyllis @Around the House said...

I love that apron, it is so darn cute, the pattern is so adorable and so perfect for bakin pumpkin pies...lol...my favorite...I also made an apron from a tablecloth from Marshals, it was the perfect pattern, come on over and let me know what you think I would love to see your comment...Phyllis

Vel Criste said...

Soi pretty Carol! Perfect for the season and perfect your beautiful smile! Enjoy! I have 1 favorite apron that a friend of mine gave, it has pearls and all! hahaha!

Cindy Cain said...

I Love aprons but do not own a single one. Why, like you said: Too Pricey!!! However, I purchase one every year and send it to my Bestie in Texas, because I Know she Loves aprons too :) Yours turned out adorable!!

Jennifer said...

Your apron is adorable! I don't have any seasonal aprons but I *always* wear an apron to cook. I've ruined too many clothes in the past!

Maria Elena said...

You look so pretty! I love your apron! I have several of them and the truth is that I never use them, but still like to collect them, specially the seasonal ones. :)

Traci said...

So cute! I'm sure it won't surprise you that I do not own an apron. Dean does though! HA! He always had one on when he was cooking while we tailgated.

ANNE said...

VEry cute! I love the bright colours, the orange and blue together are fabulous.

xox

Laura Ingalls Gunn said...

How darling are you! I love the apron, its perfect.

Have a week as beautiful as you!

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

It's very very cute....and so are you! I love aprons and put one on every time I walk into the kitchen. It saves messes! lol Love these bright Fall colors!

Laura Lane said...

You inspire me to get my sewing machine out. My aprons are getting worn.

Debby Ray said...

Carol, what a pretty blog...I just love your beautiful header! I just love aprons too and your Halloween one is just adorable! I love the pattern...it looks very simple to make. I have been making aprons from repurposed Goodwill linens and all sorts of things. Aprons surely have made a comeback for and you are so right about the price of them in the stores! I am also your newest follower! Come visit me at My Favorite Things and check out my aprons!

Blessings,
Debby

Shabby Marilyn said...

I love aprons too, yours is great! I am always behind on decorating!

Crystelle Boutique said...

I am with you! Aprons rock!!!
Love yours; Super fun for this time of year... :)

hugs x, Crystelle
Crystelle Boutique

Teresa@1800 Farmhouse Rd said...

You are the cutest thing in your little apron. I have been wanting one, and I do believe I can make one.

Kim M said...

Since I started blogging about six months ago, I have been reintroduced to aprons...haven't worn one in years (except on holidays), but am totally in love again and now I want to start making them. Thanks for the inspiration!

Carol said...

Thanks, Kim, for stopping by. I look at aprons as pieces of art and love having one hanging on the little hook by my pantry door -- is that wrong? LOL!

Effie said...

Oh yeah, aprons are fab! I have "wearing" aprons and "decorating" aprons that I don't dare get dirty. I've lost count of how many :) The pumpkins are adorable!

Effie said...

Oh yeah, aprons are fab! I have "wearing" aprons and "decorating" aprons that I don't dare get dirty. I've lost count of how many :) The pumpkins are adorable!

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