Tuesday, June 2, 2009

My First Apron

Here it is, the first ever apron by me ;) This was my first time to use a sewing pattern and it was a pretty good experience. The apron design is by Tanya and Linda Whelan, called the Stella Apron, "Guaranteed to Make You Feel Cute While Baking a Pie". I love it! I'm ready to start another one so I can get these in the shop!

My only "Blah!" moment was using bias tape. I had never worked with bias tape before and the directions were tricky...even though I have bound many quilts. I found it to be really tricky when trying to get an even fold over and topstitch. Do you have a bias tape trick or recommendation? I'd love to hear it!

Now, all I need is a cutie model to wear my apron so I can get a good picture. I don't think Titus is up for the challenge...he's grumpy....and too short ;)






14 comments:

RosaMarĂ­a said...

hi Ariel!!
is a beutiful apron. i love the fabric you choose!! hope you find a cute model!!

Ashe Family said...

Beautiful!! Can't wait to see it on a model :)

Barbara Myltschenko said...

ariel it's great. it makes me think that i should branch out into actual sewing, but i'll leave that to you!

Mandy said...

Thats adorable. And I love the scalloped cards.

Have the hubby take a picture of you wearing the apron when he gets home.

I Love Baby Quilts! said...

Love it! So cheerful.

Kristine Hanson said...

very cute! love the yellow with red combo

why not sew? said...

oh, it's so pretty! I love when aprons are pretty. I just have a big ol' boxy apron.

"The Queen of Free" said...

Adorable! :)

Rebecca said...

I love the apron! You picked perfect fabric! I am willing to model if you want to send it my way. ;)

I like your blog- I will continue to check it out in the future! Thanks for stopping by mine on SMS giveaway day!

Rebecca said...

I just checked out your etsy shop- you are so talented!

The Perfect Trio said...

it's so pretty!

Sarah said...

Your creations are so inspiring, Ariel! I am so glad I found your blog.
the photos are beautiful as well!

Jennifer Paganelli said...

Great job on the apron..loving it.

Kerri said...

oh, i love the apron!! i haven't made one yet, and got a book from the libray call A is for Apron, and can't wait to do my first one!! yours turned out beautiful!!