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Saturday, May 13, 2017

Flour sack apron

Last year, as I was settling into my apartment, I made an effort to work some of the untouched kits and projects I had in my stash. This one I bought a few years ago when I thought aprons would make good presents. I was intrigued by this Herrschners kit that used serviettes and a simulated flour sack.                                                                                         The flour sack was simple a rectangle of cotton which I managed to lose in the process of moving my kits into their new storage space. I therefore cut a piece of calico to the right size (36"x24") and hemmed the sides and top.
The serviettes have their hems removed and are then cut into squares and rectangles of specified sizes.

The smaller squares are folded into triangles and stitched to the bottom hem - a bit like bunting.
The calico is pleated. The larger squares are stitched back to back and stitched on as pockets.
The long rectangles from the serviettes are joined together and attached to form a tie waist.                                                                                            Finally, a range of fruit is embroidered along the bottom, using iron-on transfers provided in the kit.                                                                                                                                                             
My younger granddaughters helped me cut out some of the pieces for this project. I thought it a bit big and wanted to make a smaller version, but Niamh liked it as it is and laid claim to it  - identifying it at once with Little House on the Prairie. 
Of course, that called for a second, quite different apron for Veronica. I thought I had taken more photos of this in the making - but the photo fairies seem to have made away with them. This is the best I can do!


Monica said...

These are really fun. It's too bad there are no photos of the embroidery on the blue one. I also like that "ribbon" block in the quilt in the background!

Jillian said...

Ah, yes, that quilt is the work of my daughter's mother-in-law. I'm sorry about no photos of the blue one too. It was a great combination of fabrics and quite creative (I thought!).

margaret said...

this must be the prettiest apron I have ever seen what a delight

Jillian said...

Thank you, Margaret!