The Great Apron Project Begins


Decisions, decisions!

Hi all! When I was in Atlanta over Memorial Day, I went to Whipstitch Fabrics. While I was there, my sister and my mom convinced me to buy a stack of (really really great) fabric to make aprons for the Skillet Festival; the Brooks County Skillet Festival will be held on September 17, 2011 in my beautiful home town of Quitman, Georgia.  Hey, any excuse to buy more fabric, right?  I’m going to be participating with my friend Andrea, sharing a booth space as vendors.  She knits (and I have the awesome expandable produce bag to prove it!).  I’m going to be making aprons, potholders and other food related sewn items!  I’ve got lots of ideas but not an unlimited amount of time.

Yesterday was Day 1 of the Great Apron Project.  I spent hours yesterday going through the new stuff and my old stuff trying to make sets.  I’m going to make some hostess (half) aprons as well as some full ones.  I love the look of the hostess aprons, but I know aprons are mostly about functionality.  I’ll try to find a great way to balance that.

Closeup of the apron strings when tied

So, here’s my first attempt at an apron! I am going to tweak the pattern just a bit, but it turned out really well in my opinion! It’s a variation on a Heather Ross pattern from Weekend Sewing.  I took her pattern and made it reversible.  I like the clean finish of something that’s lined, and this is like two aprons in one!

I’m going to be working on some with embellishments like ruffles, embroidery and appliques.   Please let me know if you have a special request! I’ll do my best to make sure I have what you want!

Finished product

Check out http://www.skilletfestival.com for more information.  It’s going to be lots of fun: great local food and handmade items for sale and fun events you won’t want to miss.

-Where else will you get the opportunity to throw a skillet (that won’t land you in hot water)?

-How many of you will be able to say they finished the Iron Man? (Come run the Cast Ironman 5K and say you did!)

And best of all, you’ll be supporting the local economy just by coming out, having some fun, and enjoying some food and music!

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2 Comments

Filed under Festival, Homemade, Sewing

2 responses to “The Great Apron Project Begins

  1. Too cute – I love apons.

  2. Great aprons. I love them. I wish I knew how to sew.

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