Sunday, August 03, 2008

THE APRON HAS LANDED!


You may recall that my granddaughter is attending BYU in Provo, Utah. She is pictured here hard at work in the school library. Oh that girl!

Well, her long awaited apron finally arrived! She also needed silverware, pots and pans, etc. So Grandma packed a very heavy box. The post office wanted $35 bucks to mail it Priority, so I opted for the $20 road trip. She loves the apron, and I finally get to show it off on my blog. Such fun! This is apron #3 that I have made, and each one gets constructed better than the last. The first one I made according to package directions. The second one I faced the bib and shoulder strap, and top stitched the bias binding. For this one I added a little more ruffle, along with the other improvements. Also, I skipped the bias binding and added tiny rick-rack. Isn't it very 1940's?

If you missed the first two aprons, they are pictured HERE, in another post.

Have a happy day! ~Marcie

15 comments:

Mar said...

polka dots, rick rack and plaid.. OH MY! they just keep getting better Marcie!

Lorraine said...

that is a real '40's look...evolving aprons..I like it....!

Karen said...

Really cute! My shop hop friend bought an apron pattern yesterday, I will have to borrow her pattern.
I would like to pass on the Brilliante Weblog award to you! Please see my post for more info.
Karen :)

Rebeccah Louise said...

my two roommates love it, and they want you to make aprons for them next, hehe!
it's so beautiful, I could probably buy an apron like that (but not quite as cute, or as well sewn) at a store like Anthropology for like 50 even 60 dollars. In fact, I saw them and the only thing that stopped me from buying one (beside my light wallet) was the promise that I had one in the making!

Karen said...

Hi Marcie--just found your blog and in reading thru some of your earlier, as well as current, posts I found that we have several things in common: Even tho I've never lived in WA I did spend the summer between 11th and 12th grades there with friends and my older brother and his family live there now. I too have children that live in MN and AZ as well as CA and UT. You have a grandchild at BYU and I happen to live about 5 minutes from there---and then there's quilting---BTW the aprons are adorable;)

Deb said...

That is just the cutest apron. I love the fabrics and the colors.

Crazy for Primitive Quilts and Gardens said...

Very cute apron! She is adorable.

Darcie said...

lol Looks like she's got her Gramma's sense of humor!

She's going to look adorable in that apron...very 1940's pin-up! lol

Karen said...

That granddaughter, always studying her brains out! The aprons are really to die for, they're so cute and retro. And listen, retro is where it's at :-).

Libby said...

Darling apron . . . love the retro look. Will we get to see some of the domestic creations your granddaughter comes up with while wearing it? *s*

peggy said...

Marcie...
NICEY!!! I cannot get over how fortyish it looks. The front polka dot ruffle really makes the apron!! You done good grandma....

OH, and the Indian Paintbrush quilt on the side above Grandma Mousie is to die for!! Shall I send my address so you can mail that bad boy to me? I'll need it here in NJ before you know it...
LOL
Peggy

Gypsy Quilter said...

If I go back to college, will you make me an apron? Pleeez. Too cute. Love the ruffle.

Susan said...

Love the apron! The girl is pretty, too. =) I've been scrolling down, reading the posts I missed recently. Love that red/white/blue quilt you made and congratulations on having your patterns be so popular at Quilt Odyssey!

pat said...

Marcie, a perfect combo of frabrics and trim! Love this! And the photo couldn't be any funnier!

Mary said...

That picture is just great!! I've got son #1 heading off to college on Saturday....first time away from us and I wonder about mischief. I've been watching your blog for quite awhile and thoroughly enjoy your designs! I've got to make my Williamsburg Medallion!