Tuesday, March 11, 2014

Retro Cherry Apron

Finally! The promised pictures of my new Retro Cherry Apron!
We've had this fabric for several years...it was dwelling peacefully in the ever-growing fabric stash, but I finally decided to uproot it and make it into something beautiful. I realllllyyyy wanted it to look retro, so I searched and searched (and searched) on Pinterest, and gleaned a few ideas from my Apron board. Finally I decided on a circle-type bottom with a sweetheart top. I LOVE how it came out. To me, it is the epitome of a sweet retro apron.
To get the circular bottom, I hopped over to Cotton and Curls for the circle skirt formula. Obviously, I only made one half circle, since I was just making an apron. The top - I literally just started pinning and cutting and pinning and cutting until I finally came up with a good shape.
The ruffle and waistband fabric is actually from an ancient pair of pajamas that I always loved, but they had gotten wayyyy too small. The neck of the pajamas had a ruffle on it, so I chopped that off, re-basted it, and voila! An instant ruffle for the neckline. 
I had to redo the top several times over (there was a bit of mortification...*sigh*) because the point in the middle of it just would not come out right. AND, I kept having to redo the positioning of the strap because that too just would. not. look right. Finally, however, it WAS just right, and I top-stitched it with red thread.
I serged the hem and then hand-stitched it. It took a little while, but it came out great. 
Thanks to Thelma Lou, our trusty model and dressform, for modeling the apron. :)

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  1. Adorable! -Marci @ Stone Cottage Adventures

  2. This is gorgeous! I love the retro look. c:
    I wouldn't want to cook in it and get it messy. XD


    1. :-) I know what you mean! I need an apron to wear over my apron. Thanks so much for stopping by!!

  3. I love this retro apron. Strangely I have recently taken to wearing an apron when I cook. This is new for me. It still feels a bit weird, but with these cherries it would be very cheery indeed. Visiting via "WakeUpWednesday" linkup

    1. I really love aprons - they keep your clothes clean (I'm not the neatest cook..hehe) , and you can make them in all sorts of cute designs. :-) Thanks for commenting!!

  4. Hi Esther, your apron is simply adorable!I love the cherries fabric, so beautiful! All details are great!
    Have a wonderful day and week!
    Hugs from Portugal,
    Ana Love Craft

    1. Hi Ana, Thank you!! Thanks for stopping by. Have a wonderful week!

  5. Very, very cute! Nice work, and so pretty!

  6. This is so cute! It has a real retro feel to it. Visiting from Wake Up Wednesday Linky Party!

    1. Oh thank you! I'm so glad you think so! Thanks for visiting!

  7. Just beautiful Esther! I love the fabric you chose, so retro and cheerful!
    Gill xx

  8. This. Is. Adorable!! Love the fabric, love the design, and it looks so nicely-made, too!

    Thanks for linking up to Wordy Wednesday! :) Pinning this beauty!


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