She chose a white fabric with vibrant pink flowers, from IKEA. (Oddly enough, it matches the curtains in her room! Or, I should say - it's the same fabric I made her bedroom curtains from. hehe)
I chose a rich purple for the embellishments, and went to work.
My project was two-fold, though. See, I have a custom order in the works - a mama apron and two matching toddler aprons. The only problem is - I've never made a mama apron! (Girls, I think you'll agree with me on this one - our tops are shaped a smidge differently than our two year old counterparts, and I just wasn't sure how to make a flattering, chic, girly apron for that!) I used the rest of what I had in that print to do a test-run on the mommy apron pattern, for me!
It turned out pretty cute...but I did hit a speed bump.
(Can you spot the issue in that first picture below???)
I attached the straps to the wrong spots on the bodice! The neck straps made a bow approximately 36 feet across, while the waist straps barely met in the back.
I solved that problem by cutting off the neck straps to the appropriate length, and sewing the cut off bit to the too-short waist straps. Not very professional, but...well, it IS a test run, and it's just for me!
I think this will be my craft apron - the full skirt will do a nice job of catching the bits of thread and fabric that always seem to accumulate in my lap! (I let BBJ pick any fabric she liked...but seriously? White isn't a really practical color to wear in the kitchen!) I just feel like a Domestic Goddess when I put this apron on!
(Sorry for the fuzzy pictures...I took them while the light was good and the kids were asleep....in a full length mirror in the kitchen. My good camera is a little heavy to operate with one hand, so I used my point and shoot. I swear I just cleaned that mirror!)I still have one question, though - does the mommy apron need a little patch of purple on the bodice, to balance out the purple on the waist and the hem? I was going to do a stripe of purple at the neck, but that just looked...unflattering. Please give me some feedback! You'll probably be seeing one of these mommy aprons hitting the shop soon. Yea!