28 November 2012

You will always find me in the kitchen at apronalong parties.

Am I *too* late, or just fashionably late to this party?

I hadn't originally planned on taking part in Karen's apronalong. My own apron was one of the first things I made when I got my sewing machine (it's the Amy Butler domestic goddess apron).

But then I remembered my friends birthday, and she's got a new house and an even newer kitchen. And she does bake a mean cake. So I knew what I had to do.

I picked up some gorgeous fabric (Moda's Mama Said Sew) - 1m of each during Raystitch's sale. The pattern (another Amy Butler, this time from In Stitches) only calls for 3/4 yard, but I wanted the zig zags to run horizontally. (Plus it was a 1m minimum to get the discount. What can I say, I'm a good friend but I like a bargain.) The red's pretty bold, but I know she has bits of red in her kitchen.

I cut it out whilst catching up on Parenthood on Saturday (does anyone else watch this? I seem to be in a permanent state of sobbing this series. I blame it on a lack of Crosby and Jabbar) and made it up on Sunday. It went together reasonably easy, and the make felt smoother because of my better than usual cutting out - it was pretty straight (it would have been obvious if it wasn't with this print. )


It has some lovely touches, like the pocket and towel loop, and pleats on the ties.



So I'm a little sad to see this one go, but I know it's going to a good home. Here we are modelling our aprons at a murder mystery party last weekend (we were dressed as bakery/tea shop owners - don't ask!)



Happy birthday Kerry!