Posted 13 June 2003 - 05:58 PM
Which is your favorite, I mean what does it look like? and why? what would you improve on?
I am an apron nut! I collect them, wear them, sew them, design them, collect patterns and make them, watch old TV movies and sketch them (including, the name of the movie, who starred in it, and year).
I prefer the full bib apron. Something that covers my top cause every thing splashes on me! You know spot magnet! I like to hang a towel on my apron so I can wipe my hands on the towel not the apron and I am able to use the towel and a corner of my apron (bunched up of course) to pull things out of the oven when find my oven mitt and pot holders are being laundered.
I love pockets! and if I have 3 pockets I am able to sort stuff in them! eggs in this pocket, trash in this one, pliers in that one (never know when I will need a pair of pliers)
I am just wondering cause I had someone tell me I was born in the wrong era and I think I am just concerned that I don't ruin my clothes.
Am I the only one?
Posted 13 June 2003 - 09:15 PM
Here is a link to a 1 yard apron pattern. Sized for an adult but can be sized down for a child.
If you wanted to make this a bib apron, purchase a tad bit more fabric, making another square for the bib the large enough to cover your chest adding seam allowance for attaching to the skirt and heming the other 3 sides and 2 more ties, wella!
This is a great starter pattern for anyone wanting to start designing their own apron.
Here is a childs apron
Quilted Children's Apron
Pattern for a Child's Apron in size 4-6
If you wanted to make mother/daughter aprons you could.
I got these from an apron group. Hope this helps.
Posted 14 June 2003 - 10:17 AM
I love pockets too! I like deep pockets, and lots of pockets. This is one reason I like to wear overalls, and I mean working overalls, not those you find in the women's department of a clothing store. When guys gripe about women carrying big purses, I tend to remind them that women's clothes hardly ever have pockets, and when they do, very rarely have an adequate number or size of pockets.
I do have a second apron that I've had for maybe 25 or 30 years. I got it at a play in Portland, Oregon called Angry Housewives. It has a string neckline, string tie, one pocket across the bottom (not a deep pocket, though). Printed on the bib and front is a graphic taken from one of the songs ("Generic Woman") in the play.
Those two aprons are my entire "collection." I have good memories of my mother and grandmother wearing their aprons. Oh yes, I do wear my apron when I paint pictures, but sadly I haven't done that in a very long time, way too long!
Posted 14 June 2003 - 12:28 PM
then it is time to get that apron out and your paints out and paint!
How about this...paint a picture of your mom wearing her apron! paint her in the setting that you remember her most in. Find a place to put this painting in your kitchen. Perhaps placing a hook under it and a apron hanging on the hook.
Posted 12 August 2004 - 10:20 PM
Posted 12 August 2004 - 10:23 PM
Posted 12 August 2004 - 11:53 PM
Adopt you? sure! the more the merrier!
this link will explain how to make a simple bib apron, yes, yes I know it is a size 4-6. The idea is to take your measurements and adapt them. That makes this pattern so easy is it is straight line sewing.
If you want to send me a PM and give me your size and a description of your ideal apron I am sure I have a pattern I can copy for you.
Each Wal-Mart has different fabrics..be sure to wash and dry the fabric before cutting so it shrinks first.
I just got in a shopping bag pattern! too cute!
Posted 13 August 2004 - 03:46 AM
Posted 13 August 2004 - 07:28 AM
I tried to make my own but since I can't sew it didn't
turn out very well. Since then I have found cheap ones to
wear. I wear a cobbler style apron for ease of putting on
and taking off. Here is a link for really cheap aprons,
this is where I got mine.
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Posted 13 August 2004 - 02:56 PM
Posted 13 August 2004 - 03:59 PM
Here is your assignment... get out your sewing machine and set it up. Do not worry about thread or bobbin. Get out lined paper..no lined paper? take printer paper and draw lines on it. Lift the pressor foot, place paper under needle, put pressor foot back down and sew! follow your lines.
Make squares..when you get to the corner, leave needle down, lift pressor foot, turn paper, put pressor food back down and sew.
It is not a race you are not in a hurry. This exercise is to get you used to your machine and how it sews.
Posted 13 August 2004 - 04:04 PM
If anyone needs help, please feel free to ask. You are more then welcome to PM me.
Though my favorite sewing machine is a Singer, I also have Brother, Kenmore, Pfaff and Elna.
Posted 18 August 2004 - 10:29 PM
My sewing machine is an old 1918 Singer Made in Elizabeth NJ.. It used to be a Threadle. Now it's been converted to electric. I love it.. But there is no back space on it. My MIL got a new machine this spring. So now I have her old "good" one. But I still prefer my antique! Yahoooo? Shannon where are you?????
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