Wednesday, September 30, 2009

Tie One On Apron Challenge-Mad About Plaid

Angry Chicken's new apron challenge ending October 1st (I know. . . I'm cutting it mighty close, but I procrastinated. . .) was to make an apron using plaid fabric. I chose an apron pattern that we found among my Grandma's things as we were moving her to a nearby nursing home. Because it is an old vintage apron pattern, I decided to go with vintage-looking fabric. The fabric is a wee bit too thin to hold its shape well so I had to pour on the spray starch to get it to hold its shape. I was glad we had spray starch because I'm ashamed to admit I don't know when was the last time I used it. I tried to use the continuous binding trick to get plaid fabric binding, but somehow I goofed and cut it on the straight. I have no idea how I did that, but was disappointed because bias cut plaid is so stinkin' cute. Ah, well. . .

I'm thinking this apron needs to be made again sometime in some fun modern fabric, but that will have to wait until my life is a wee bit less busy. Pumpkin's birthday is coming, and I'd better get on the ball quick!


  1. Great apron! I found a can of spray sizing the other day...with dust on it. Ooops! Sweet blog.

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  3. Very cute apron. Sorry you had trouble with it. Ummmmm spray starch? I think I have forgotten what that is.

  4. When I saw your apron on the sew one on flickr group I had top pop over here to see if you mentioned what pattern you used. It sure is cute. Too bad for my it's an old vintage pattern. Do you have any of the details from it?

  5. Great that you were able to use a vintage pattern! I love the style!


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