If your name starts with a K and I owe you a birthday gift, don’t click on the "continue reading" link. Otherwise, click to see what I FINALLY finished making today.
The light is not great, since I of course finished late at night. But, I think the colors match her kitchen well. The bias tape on nearly every edge was a humongous pain in the ass. I didn’t get it right in two places, which you can see in the photos. See where the seams on the top and bottom stick out a little? Oh well. I redid them a few times each, and I just wasn’t getting it. I am proud of the bottom edging, though, since I’ve never even had to encase a seam before. I just figured it out as I went. I feel horrible since her birthday was in August. She knows me very well, though, and more importantly, she knows my children. I think she’ll understand. Now she just has to host a cocktail party or something because this is a hostess apron. And, uh, she had best not stain it. Hours. Hours of my life devoted to that apron!!
OH MY GOD!
I want one now so badly although I host once ina blue moon. I wish I had some carft inclined friends that knew me. I bet it is never getting soiled EVER! 🙂
Love you, love your blog.
oh, jeni… it’s beautiful. I didn’t know you sewed!
that is gorgeous! soooo retro, and i love anything retro. i can almost smell the cookies baking.
That is so awesome!! It looks fantastic, it really does. I’ve never done bias tape before but i imagine it’s not easy. Plus curved hems, pockets, my goodness.
Also, I am in love with the whole vintage apron thing. In LOVE.
love it! Very unusual style. I’m jealous!
Um, I guess I should have said that I see a lot of vintage apron patterns, but the style is an unsual one (in the details) from what I normally see. Your friend is lucky!
The pattern is a modern one, I think I found it on the Tie One On website (?) It’s McCalls #3979, American Hostess.
And thanks so much for all the wonderful comments! Makes me feel better about giving it to her so very very late.