I knew I wanted to use it to make an apron, and I waited (of course) until the night before the shower to start it. To my surprise, I took me about two hours which isn't too bad. You're supposed to use two inch wide grosgrain ribbon for the waist tie, and I did buy satin ribbon, but I ended up making my own ribbon out of the fabric itself. I just wasn't crazy about using the satin ribbon for this. Leslie modeled the final product for me.
Feeling a bit inspired by Mad Men, she's holding both a tea pot and a bottle of tequila. (WWBDD? What Would Betty Draper Do?) Can you see the detailing along the bottom? The fringe was my own touch. There's supposed to be a pocket, but I left that out this time.
|Awful picture--the white of the details is washed out by the flash.|
I had just enough pom pom fringe--I had maybe three inches left over. The rick rack was used at the last minute--I had it sitting around with my extra fabrics and thought it might be a nice touch.
You're supposed to ruffle the top of the apron, but pleating was the best I could do. Not sure if there's too much of a difference. Also note: Leslie took time to simultaneously model the shoes I bought for Commencement on Thursday:
Less than $20 (the shoes, that is). Can't beat it with a stick. So now I have to make my way over to Molly's house this week and drop off her apron and the rest of her gift. I can't believe I got this right on the first try. Do you know how that NEVER happens???
BTW, an update on the Mother's Day pillow: Erin's mom says, "The sampler you used for the pillow is called 'The Chase' sampler. It was a reproduction stamped cross stitch kit from the 1970s. My cousin actually made one back then, and I wanted to make one as well. You can Google 'The Chase sampler' and find out more about it. I see that one sold on ebay in February for $99.00!" Isn't that crazy? Thanks Susie!