Thursday, April 23, 2009
Aprons, tie one on!
One of my fellow Ranchwives caught my eye with her Church Ladies' Aprons and I knew I just had to find the pattern. It's a reversible pattern which is nice because I can get more bang for my buck. This apron has a red/white ticking teamed up with a blue and red floral. The pockets have some red rick-rack to give a little pizazz. (click on photos for a closer look)
The willow tree in my backyard makes a nice model,
This is another Church Ladies' Apron in pink gingham and white muslin. I took up a challenge from Amy at Angry Chicken's Tie One On blog to make an apron with No $$. The idea is to spend nothing and create an apron with whatever materials you have on hand. If you're interested in submitting an apron, check out this link. You have until April 30th to submit a photo to Amy.
I added chicken scratch embroidery to the bib and pocket edges on the gingham side of this apron. It's a really fun and old-fashioned technique that gives a lacy look to gingham. For more on how to do chicken scratch, click here, here, and here. You'll find some chicken scratch photos on this gingham apron gallery too.
Isn't Miss Willow looking very Susie Homemaker here?
To find the Church Ladies Apron pattern, click here.
Its creator is Mary Mulari.