Friday 7 September 2018

Pretty In Red Gingham

Today I'd love to share with you an apron that I made for a dear friend of mine. 
I have been given some red gingham material that my daughter found at the local dump free store. 
It was so soft and I'm not sure what it was from as there was a lot of it.  

I decided that an apron was in order. 
I sorted through my stash of odds and ends. 
Found some big rickrack in red, some lovely creamy lace ribbon, 
some red seam binding, and cream as there wasn't enough red, and lastly some lovely doilies. 

I made a rounded bottom to the apron, and as the picture shows below,
I added some zig zag stitching to tighten up the top of the bodice part.  
I think it left a nice little pleat there. 

OH, and not to be forgotten, I added some sweet little coconut heart buttons to the doilies. 

On the bottom of the apron I added a couple layers of the red rickrack.  

I pray that it is enjoyed.  

It seems to be a far more pleasant task to care for the home in a lovely apron. 

Love and Prayers,


fiona said...

It is so lovely Jennifer,
Well Done!
Your friend will be delighted.
Red Gingham is so fresh and
pretty,I especially love it
in a Kitchen.

I don't always wear an apron but I will
tomorrow now you have reminded me:)x

mamasmercantile said...

A wonderful make, made with love.

Margie said...

What a pretty apron. I'm sure your friend loved it! I recently gave my aunt a red and white apron for her birthday. But it came from the store because my sewing skills are not gift-worthy. Hee!