Sunday, 14 November 2010

Two down, one to go...

I'm so excited, I've just finished my second of three commissioned aprons and I'm so happy with it. It's view 5 from Hollywood 1667 and I'm now finishing off view 4. As much as I love this pattern, I've sadly never got round to completing my own version - a sneak peak can be seen in the link above – maybe after Xmas...?

Anyway, without further ado, here she is:





Here's a close-up of the fabric, even though photographs don't do it justice! It's a really silky cotton lawn and the background colour is actually a really deep navy. I love it so much, that I'm thinking of buying some more for moi!


I've also been trying to think of some handmade Xmas gifts for friends and family, other than my beloved aprons that is ;o). Time is running out fast though - not aided by my week-long visit to my family in Cyprus, due  at the end of November - so whatever I decide to make can't be too time-consuming.

I've mainly been inspired by vintage-inspired collars and you can read more in the blog I published over at the wonderful Crafty Christmas Club. Anywhere, here are some pictures of what I'm aspiring to:


I'm also loving the collars featured in One Piece of Fabric: 


 

5 comments:

  1. Ohhhhh...love this apron! It's so great! good job!!

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  2. Really nice Apron! I went through an apron making phase.. I have a bunch of aprons I never wear and always just get my clothes dirty :)

    The collars are really cute. I love the picture of the ruffled one! Inspiring! I've been looking for something to dress up my auto shop repair uniform lol!!!

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  3. Haha, I know what you mean! Funnily enough, I haven't made any aprons for myself. I don't even know if I'd use them for 'real' cooking or housework, as they seem too pretty to get dirty ;o)

    I love the collars too, hopefully I'll get round to making some soon!

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  4. Beautiful work on the apron! I never wear aprons, I probably should because I am really challenged in the kitchen, and very messy, so I tend to avoid it - except for making coffee and the like...Perhaps I should make hubby an apron.....
    Those collars are so lovely!

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