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'

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