Saturday, May 26, 2007

The curtain shop in town was having a remnant sale and I picked up a lovely piece of cotton with a vegetable print. It was crying out to be made into an apron and I know I had seen just the pattern in Amy Butler's In Stitches.



Co-incidentally it was also the assignment from May's In Stitches sew-along. If you own the book and haven't come across this Flickr group yet, I urge you to go over and take a look. Each month a project from the book is nominated and a winner chosen from the pictures submitted. Having won the April prize, I am a big fan of the format!


But seriously, it's a great place for beginner sewers like me to pick up hints on completing the projects, and a chance to see how the choice of fabric influences the outcome. Because, for me, at the end of the day it's all about the fabric.

22 comments:

Soo said...

What a fun apron....makes me feel like cooking up a storm in the kitchen!

kirsty said...

That fabric just had "apron" written all over it! Beautiful :)

Ash said...

It's lovely!

Louise said...

That is just perfect apron fabric. You are becoming quite the seamstress.... It looks fantastic.

Sasha said...

Oh Ali, that looks fabulous! I loved that pattern, it was so detailed even I couldn't wreck it.

Rose Vintage said...

Oh I want one! You have such a knack with fabrics. And taking a photo with the pepper? Inspired! Right, logging onto Amazon right this minute!!

Jane
x

julie said...

Brilliant fabric - how could you not make an apron with it? You must be feeling a little better - must be all the vitamin C in those peppers!

Mirre said...

What a lovely print... the apron looks wonderful!

kirsten said...

so fun and summery!

Commonplace iris said...

I'm not sure I could live with that fabric as a curtain, but it's so perfect for an apron. Great action shot too!

janet clare said...

Everywhere I turn people are making great aprons! Have yet to make one myself - but it can only be a matter of time!

capello said...

love the apron -- especially the cute little pocket1

velcro said...

that is a cool apron!

umm your summer hat? Have you seen the weather outside? Are you responsible? It doesn't usually rain like this until I've bought some summer clothes and a pair of sunglasses!

linda said...

Ah - it really is all about the fabric! Your bell pepper looks lovely and delicious. The apron is nice, too. I could hear the apron screaming, "Apron! I want to be an apron." the minute I saw it. :o)

Jill said...

This is lovely. Makes me think of summer and lots of food fresh from the earth. Beautiful!
Jill

Hay said...

You domestic goddess you! The fabric was made for an apron, good job. Brilliant picture too,
I'm on my way over to the flickr group.

Hay
x

beki said...

That turned out so well!!

lazylol said...

Brilliant fabric. Thanks for the link to the flickr group - I am going over there to look around.

julia said...

I've yet to get into flickr - not sure I understand it yet - I'm a slow learner!

Love the apron and like the sound of the "sew along" you mention so I guess I'm going to have to learn!

Julia x

dee said...

love it, love it, love it
::clapping hands::

radiogirl said...

What lovely fabric!

Viv said...

Fantastic job on your apron - it just inspires you to peel veggies, doesn't it? :-)

Viv, another In-Stitches gal