Sunday, November 2, 2008

Ship Shape

I somlemnly swear this is not going to be the blog that etsy ate. It won't become an endless advertisement for aprons. Promise. But this is one I have to share.


I started with a skirt. Spotted this at the thrift shop, thought it was neat, reminded me of my grams. There are girls out there who could wear a skirt like this, ironically, and get away with it. On me, I'm afraid it would look ridiculous. But I bought it anyway. Embroidered sailboats! Piping! Pockets!


Today's project was to turn it into an apron. It took a lot of creative cutting, but I figured how to make almost all of it out of the skirt. Some bright red fabric took care of the bib's facing and the neck ties.

Isn't that snazzy? I am well pleased with it! When I was about half-way done with it, I called my mom to tell her how well it was going. "I haven't run out of bobbin thread, and I didn't sew anything on backwards!" She suggested I might be tempting fate.

Don't forget! The dress form still needs a name! I think my mom is going to do the picking for me, and we will do that on Thursday, the 6th. So get your suggestions in by Thursday morning!

2 comments:

Anonymous said...

How about Pinny for your dress form?
You have such a talent for turning one thing into another.

Swansong said...

That apron is AWESOME!!! Love it! Too bad I am not a fan of the theme or i would be all over it. You turned it from a skirt into a work of art!