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Monday, April 23, 2012

Make- Grow- Thrift...

Once again I'm joining in with Jodie's Monday feature. I've spent an enjoyable time sewing an apron for a swap that I signed up for last month. My swap partner was Sanchia who also lives in Queensland, just a little north of where I live. Sanchia, a mother of 2 young children, was very organised and her apron made for me arrived last week. It is beautiful; the fabric and the finishing was just so lovely. I'm very lucky to receive such a beautiful apron!


The lovely apron that Sanchia made for me

All lined

My apron making wasn't without its dramas...
It took me a while to decide what fabric I should use...and also what style of apron I should make would be partly influenced by the fabric. Eventually I found the fabric...it had been in my stash for many years and I guess it could definitely be classed as vintage. It was a remnant which I had bought from David Jones, (and how long is it since DJs sold fabrics???) and had had plans to sew it up into something for years...but never had. I decided that I should give this remnant a bit of a wash...silly me! I soaked it and forgot about it
:-(....and some of the colours ran, especially the orange. I used the Dylon product that takes colour runs out but I wasn't happy with the result.


The remnant I bought at least 20 years ago! lol

look at that price!


So my next choice was a piece of fabric from one of Kaffe Fasset's ranges. And I worked on the apron over the weekend and it was ready to post this morning, with the timeframe for the swap finishing this Wednesday. Phew! made it!


The apron I made for Sanchia

3 comments:

Becky said...

Both aprons are very pretty. I'm sure she will love it as much as you love the one she made for you. On your "runny fabric" I think I'd try dying it an all over green if you can't get the runs out. Just a suggestion.

Maria said...

That's a great idea Becky!

Tanya said...

I think they look great and I can't really see any runs so I so go for it anyway. I make mine fully lined too and it makes them really thick and protective. I also remember the fabric at DJs, in particular a beautiful avocado green fine wool that mum bought for me to make a skirt from in home Ec yr 8. Mrs Gleeson thought my mother was nuts buying such a sumptuous fabric for a beginner sewer. Just quietly, looking back, so do I, especially in light of the fact that I broke my arm halfway through the term. LOL