Vintage Aprons and Chickens | Making a vintage style apron
I was the recipient of a super thoughtful Christmas gift. It was a Vintage Apron pattern and the fabric to create it. Really thoughtful, right? (Thank you Anita!!).
|My sweet model showing off one side of my reversible vintage apron|
The great Project Starter in me immediately cut the pattern out and cut the fabric up as well. I was going to make the Reversible Version. The Slacker in me looked at that ready-to-go project every day from January until July - saying "I'm going to get to that very soon." In July, I began the great post-camp studio clean up and very soon became right now.
|Vintage Apron Pattern from Houston Street Mercantile in Granbury, TX|
The pattern was a Quilt Stitch and Sew picked up at Houston Street Mercantile, the cutest quilt shop in Texas. The pattern went together quite easily, I'd say in under 2 hours. The most fun part was adding some decorative stitching to the top of the pocket.
|A decorative heart stitch pattern was used to topstitch the pocket|
The one challenge was cutting out the neck hole. I waited so long between cutting the pattern and fabric out and actually constructing the thing, that I couldn't figure out how the neck went together. Once I looked back at the pattern and realized I had forgotten to cut the hole - all was well!
What do you think of the chicken print? It's perfect for a kitchen apron, right?