Thursday, April 09, 2009
Vintage Apron Remix
I made this apron for my partner in the Vintage Apron Remix swap through the Flirty Apron site. What a fun swap! It gave me a reason (like I needed one!) to prowl our local thrift stores, yard sales and antique shops in search of just the right vintage linen. I had a lot of fun and even dragged Riff along for some of the trips, but alas, the right linen was not to be found. Finally, there on etsy I spied the absolute perfect tablecloth. Gold and black embroidery on off-white linen fabric. Heavenly. I was also tickled that the seller was in Portland, Oregon, so even though I didn't find my tablecloth here on the north coast, it still came from our state.
I used an Indygo Junction pattern as my base and changed it up for my own needs. The waistband and ties are a gold silky material and I added a vintage-style button on the waistband just for a bit of character. I'm really happy with how this apron turned out and have enough tablecloth left to make another. Yeah! I hope my secret partner likes it as well....
Posted by Paula at 9:36 PM