3.18.2009

A new vintage apron...

While emailing back and forth with a friend recently, she mentioned her love of vintage aprons. However, she currently resides in China where vintage aprons aren't in abundance. Wanting to send something to let her know that we are thinking of her and proud of the work she and her husband are doing, I decided to make a new apron with vintage qualities.


Using window curtain panels and a shower curtain left over from my french country days, I was able to create a simple yet sweet apron. The eyelet pattern is fairly sheer, so it looks great layered over the floral. The construction was made even easier because many of my hem lines were already done (I cut along the side of the curtains to take advantage of this). It was a fun and quick project - I hope you enjoy it, Elizabeth!

13 comments:

Domestic Chicky said...

That turned out beautifully! I bet she will love it...

Jenny said...

It looks beautiful. Great way to repurpose some older items into something new and lovely again.
~Jenny~

maggi said...

How Beautiful!!!

Hazel Mayfield said...

Wow ,thats really cute. She will love it.

Terri said...

That's gorgeous! What a great gift! :)

Aubrie said...

i love coming to your blog and looking at your aprons. can you believe i dont even have an apron? i think next week im going to make one. yours are always so cute and fun and beautiful. I would love to cook it one like that :o)

Elizabeth said...

!!!!!!!!!!!!!

i haven't been this excited in months. literally. this just turned my pretty blah day into an awesome day. plus, now i feel like i'm famous being mentioned on such a popular and renowned blog!

Caley said...

That's lovely. So girly! Haha, I still use the same apron I made in middle-school.

Bethgem said...

That is lovely.

Shelley in SC said...

So sweet. Wish you would post another full front picture! She's going to love it!

Carrie @ Cottage Cozy said...

Simple beauty! Love it! Lucky friend.

Stay Cozy, Carrie

Jill -Forever and Ever House said...

I love the apron. Seeing it blowing in the breeze reminds me that Spring is here!!

Making it out of curtain panel reminds me of my daughter's baptism gown that my mother made. We couldn't find any suitable fabric until we went into the draper section of the fabric store. Her dress turned out lovely and was made from lacy curtain panel!!

BESS said...

What a great idea!!! I have a local Tuesday Flea Market and hit it running last Tuesday. I was scouting out the bargains. I grabed 8 cafe curtain panels for a big $2, thats for all of THEM. Mama's gonna have fun.