Monday, May 12, 2008

objects appear larger...

My lucky find - a vintage apron pattern in the size 14/16. I make so many cute little dresses and bags that I was taken aback at the amount of fabric needed for this - ouch. And that my idea of what I'd look like in this isn't quite what I thought. No fault to the pattern or the fabrics. It seems that vertical strips can only slim so far, lol! I added a sheer blue valance ruffle for the bottom hem.
This rose bouquet fabric is a current Joann fabric - I love the pale green wood grain and the ribbon tie. The ticking strip at the waistband was a sweet gift from dear friend, Dana. And the pale aqua cotton - a king size pillow case. Yeah - I need the whole width of it. The shame... The roses are real - from the girls for Mother's Day.
The back/sides of the apron:
And this dress is a special order for one the dance moms who loves chenille. It's one of my absolute favorite chenille cutters - the chenille is on an elegant satiny stitched background. Retrieved about 10 years ago from a pile of dirty moving blankets at an antique show. Vintage oil painting for Mother's Day from my dear son, Vince. He has great taste in art, wink wink.

7 comments:

Dana said...

I Love the aprons and remember size doesn't matter!

periwinkle vintage said...

I'll bet you look gorgeous in that apron! I know, I know, I like them better on the hanger, too! :)
Cheryl

BittersweetPunkin said...

I think the apron is quite lovely....very feminine. I bet you look darling in it....I love all your Mother's Day goodies too....very sweet!
Blessings,
Robin

Silver Bell Cottage said...

Such lovely romantic colors. Very pretty and creative.
Alexandra

Daisys Little Cottage said...

Got a chance to see your vintage linen clothing creations in person and they are to SWEET for words! Absolutely charming with so much cottage appeal, they'd be great just hanging off the door knob, kitchen cupboard or bedpost. Wonderful!
Darly

Daisys Little Cottage said...

Kudos to Vince on the nice art find!

Pinkie Denise said...

Hello,
I love your vintage apron and that cute little dress. I just found a box
of vintage patterns from the 40's and 50's at a yard sale, they are so fun.I love how you mix and matched different fabrics. Thanks for sharing
Pinkie Denise