|This is your crazy craft lady speaking, it's time to get to making stuff!|
February, the month of love, and the only thing I've made so far is an apron for myself. Granted it's covered in the cutest cats you ever did see and I love them so maybe it counts after all..... I originally bought this Michael Miller print thinking I could use it for my baby boots but it was too large. It's been sitting in my stash ever since because I couldn't figure out what to make with it...
One of my unofficial goals this year was to sew more with my hoarded vintage patterns and as I was
organizing them, inspiration hit.
|Such a famous McCall's pattern it didn't even get a number it's just the "Butcher Apron"|
Aren't these just the cutest kitties! Cats were my favorite animal growing up but we were all allergic.
I traced a copy of the medium length "Butcher Apron" and hacked into my print. This apron is huge and provides loads of coverage which I really need when I'm cooking. I figure it can double as a craft apron as well because it's going to camp this summer with me!
|I have just two words of advice people, DIRECTIONAL PRINT Layout. PAY ATTENTION!|
There's two boo boos I made with this apron because I started cutting before I took time to think or layout all my pieces.
|I added contrasting pockets to distract from above boo boos and as a chance to focus on some adorable cats! The more I look at this print the more I like it!|
The middle photo is a hole in the left side seam to thread the ties through.
The only major deviation from the pattern directions was using binding on all the edges instead of turning them over and stitching down. I wanted to add some more blue and figured it was a good chance to stash bust some of my trims as well. This was a pretty simple project and would have been a breeze if I hadn't had a directional print. I love it for cooking or creating. It keeps me well covered!
So what do you think? Vintage or just timeless design? Got any ideas for crafts for highschoolers? Hope everyone is having a great February and hopefully I'll be back soon!
Classic design and love the coverage it provides, my sort of apron!
Haha I adore the pattern on the fabric! And I think the detailing on the pockets is just perfect!
Kitty Cats! Kitty and I both love this apron. And, the fabric reminds me of my childhood. My gramma had a lot of fabrics, figurines accessories with this kind of print on it.
I know! I can really get busy in the kitchen now.
Thanks! I thought it would be fun to try spoofing it. Yeah, I'm pondering the dilemma of taking my memades to camp without destroying them...
Thanks! It's so fun and cheerful. Glad you like the pockets.
I saw your cute little polar bear! The overlap is great. Thanks for the craft ideas!
Yea! I"m so glad Kitty approves! It's nice to know it passes an actual cat's inspection. It sounds like your grandma's house was a neat place to be!
That is so cute, I love the print! I love the I want you picture, that is awesome!
Thanks Melissa! Glad you enjoyed it!
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