on saturday i had this all consuming "need" to purge this apron idea from my brain. i wanted to make a simple full canvas apron that didn't have that annoying flap-gap of a bib issue. do you know what i mean by that? a lot of times the bib of the aprons buckle and look awkward.
anyway, i went to my local hancocks and picked out an apron pattern...did some modifying and created this simple beauty...the best part, it has POCKETS!!!
i happened to have a slab of brushed canvas i had been hoarding because i haven't found it anywhere since and i knew this was the perfect project to use it on. the apron is simple, stylish and well, canvas makes me happy!
so that apron wasnt enough you see...
i really wanted to see what it would look like in lots of different cotton fabrics all assembled together. i just happen to have a "stash" of fabrics to quilt a small country so i dove in and made this one with Melissa, my studio manager in mind.
my favorite part again...the pocket!
so then that wasn't enough...because after i had made this one i really wanted to see it with ruffles and stepped up a notch.
so lets just say i hoard a lot...this quilted muslin i have had in my stash for 3 years. i have been saving it for the right project. OMG this was it. the bodice on this apron makes me SOOOO HAPPY!!!
the ruffles are made from layers of ruffled linen...lets just say creative orgasm!
and i mean tell me it did not need a poppy scarf?
the scarf "accessory" is just strips of torn green canvas tied into on long strip and red canvas circles with painted centers...i sprayed the canvas with water and scrunched it to wrinkle it up more.
the creative process as it unfolds in my head can lead me in some often time obsessive places, but thank god it does because i LOVE THE RIDE!
just a note: if you are interested in the pattern i purchased it is a KWIK SEW pattern 3810
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