Sometimes my projects don’t turn out they way they are meant to.
That’s not to say I don’t like them… on the contrary,
It’s more about my inability to follow someone else’s instructions without adding my own take on things.
Last week I made this apron.
I LOVE it.
It’s so totally ME…. but my original idea didn’t start quite like this.
I usually wear full aprons, but I decided I needed a half apron.
I liked this free pattern by Jona at Stop Staring and Start Sewing (free PDF).
It was the perfect design for a small piece of linen I had and my new favourite Tilda fabric.
But then I added some more fabric… and the edging of a crochet doily….
Next came some fabric patches… an embroidered doily….
buttons… a fabric tape measure…
It was at about that point that I put away the pattern instructions and just winged it!
I’m loving the new Happiness is Homemade collection of fabrics from Tilda. They are so soft and feminine with a lovely vintage feel.
I’m currently using these fabrics on some Christmas projects and was able to use some leftovers for the apron.
I used Sofia White (480737) for the apron ties and lower trim, Rough Stripe Light Green (480737) for the lower layer of the trim and Sofia Light Green (480731) and Mini Star Light Green (480739) for the patches on the apron. These are all available in my Tilda Boutique on the Happiness is Homemade page. The buttons are from Tilda too.
Afterwards I felt a bit naughty… kind of like colouring outside the lines,
but I’m very happy with my new half apron and it is full of things I love.
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