Today, I turned 21. Can you guess what I did for my birthday?
Only what every girl would do....
 I made an apron for myself! 
Pretty Cute huh?
The inspiration was from Jessie Steele, an apron site I happened to find a week ago. Her aprons are adorable and ever so classy. I simply had to make one.

This is the one I like the most:
Jessie Steele Black and White Apron I decided to make it Sailor style, because I love sailor stuff.

Fabric wise, I used some leftover navy fabric from my 1780's Caraco/Petticoat and some white bias tape. For the skirt, I used a flared half apron from the 50's as my skirt pattern template. The pocket was a quick whack-job of an applique
*NOTE*I've never done an applique before and just barreled through it, only looking at a tutorial for applique's after I had it already been attached 
For the Bib, I draped some muslin for the pattern, giving a dart on each side, to give it a little more shape. It's only cute if it fits!
and in 6 hours and 2 seasons of the office later....
I'm sorry I don't have any construction pics. It was an "on-a-whim" project that I was so focused on finishing, that taking pictures was the farthest from my mind. I plan to make a couple more aprons and experiment with different fits. I'll be sure to take more pics for the coming ones.


Katy Rose said...

LOVING the Sailor inspiration! Its just the right amount. The "Donald" Really adds that air of elegance to it! LOL.

Miranda said...

I love you apron! The sailor theme is awesome! :-)