Thursday, November 4, 2010

Apron is Finished!

This is the butterfly that I cross stitched on the apron that I finally finished.  It is sideways, but you can get the idea.   I decided I do not like to copy.  I would rather have a pattern.  This apron is cut in one piece except this part with the butterfly.  This is the part that makes the three pockets.  I just unfolded the original apron and cut mine out from it.  There is no seam at the shoulder.
This is the finished Apron. Three pockets with the butterfly right in the middle of the center pocket.  There are two rows of a black fancy stitch that you can't see right under the butterfly. A dart with the sash sewed inside from the front and back  makes the bow.  It will do for any size.   Mom had a butterfly on each pocket, but one butterfly was enough for me.
 See how the sashes are sewed in?  I did my own  rendition of that.  When I started this apron I thought it would be an hour project.  It might be for some of you but  there is a lot of   finish work.  My husband said I was too picky.  "Just put it together. No one will notice the things that bother you."   Maybe so, but when I don't like the way something looks ~ I will takes seams out and re-do until I am satisfied.  I really am not too satisfied with this but I think I have spent enough time on it.  With hand work and all I probably put about 3 1/2 to 4 hours into it.  The butterfly took me an hour.  That is why I did not add the other two.  Need to get some housework done now so I can start something else to work on.  But it surely will have a pattern. lol


Yaya Yarns said...

I think it looks great!!!

Lynda Young said...

gorgeous apron

HOPE said...

VERY very nice..I love RED and checks so took my heart! The butterfly is a nice touch and I agree one is just perfect.

Men just don't understand...SIGH.

Blessings to you this Thanksgiving..

Anonymous said...

So pretty Aliene. You did a great job on this one. The red checks remind me of and old fashioned Cafe` and Diner. The butterfly is a perfect touch.

Abounding Treasures said...

What a beautiful apron and the single butterfly adds the perfect touch!

That Flutter By Wednesday challenge is open until next Wednesday and this week, it's ANYTHING GOES as long as there is a butterfly, angel or fairy on it ~ so your lovely creation fits perfectly :o)

Barbara said...

I have one similar cut out, not sewn yet, like yours good job. Hugs my friend

an encourager said...

Hi, Darling gingham apron! Bet you have fun cooking up a storm in it!

Deborah Bolack said...

Very pretty, Aliene!

Rebecca said...

Thank you so much for stopping by my blog today and visiting with me.
I see we have some friends in common, I love my dear friend Barb from Barbara's Blessings.
I prayed for your daughter today, I hope you stop by often.
God bless you and your family!

@We are Forever His

GrammyGoo said...

Aliene....This is such a lovely apron.
Blessings, Ella

Terri said...

What a cute apron. You did a wonderful job!

Goose Hill Farm said...

Hi, Aliene~

What a beautiful apron. You did a great job. And I agree with butterfly was just perfect!


Holli said...

Hello Ailene, this apron is beautiful. Thanks for posting. I haven't been reading everyone's blogs lately, hopefully I will get back to reading all of them soon. Thanks again.