Thursday, October 16, 2008

New Apron Alert

New book, new inspiration. Simple Sewing by Lotta Jansdotter has many easy projects, perfect for beginners. And I love her fabrics, styling, and book design also! This is the Reversible Apron, and I made it for someone who is special to us. The book was a gift from Fairy Sewing Godmother Joanie.
The person in the picture must be a tiny sort, because her waist ties droop down way more than mine do. Hmm, next time I will add 5 or so inches more to the waist ties.

Isn't it fun to see that fabric from last post, right here transformed into an apron?? The only glitch I had with the above is that the side panels on the "pear" side were cut out upside down...I just hadn't thought through my strategy well enough. But since it's not super-noticeable I went with it, and lesson learned.

Finally, more inspiration in the wings:
This adorable apron and pattern was featured in Mary Jane's Farm (Summer 2008), and sent along to me by mail by sweet Marcia! Yay and thanks! I am already scheming my next apron adventures...


  1. Really cute apron. I like that it's reversible.

  2. Love the apron Iris...fabric is super cute! And yes, a reversible apron is so smart! Why didn't I think of that? Oh yeah, I don't cook.

  3. It looks great, Iris! I love the bright, contrasting pink on the reverse. A fun little apron, indeed. :) XO...Ana