Wednesday, September 30, 2009
*Not* in the Shop
Now that "The Dress" is done, I'm in the mood for more stashbusting. And as I pulled yet another "girly" decorator fabric out of my stash, inspiration hit. Actually, that sounds rather violent. Let me try that again. Inspiration descended upon me like gentle dew. At any rate, this is what happened:
I fell in love with this morning glory print when I discovered it several years ago. It was only two-something per yard (and the fabric shop gave me an extra yard because there was a stain), and it was Waverly! I love just about every fabric that Waverly has ever produced. But I digress. The fabric is just the right weight for a sturdy apron, and it has the loveliest brushed cotton feel. And I had enough fabric for an Edwardian Apron, which is such a lovely and simple pattern.
It was a close contest between hunter green and burgundy bias trim, but I'm glad I went for the green. Oh, and as a note -- this pattern runs huge! I made it a size down from my dress size, and it still feels a bit big.
I haven't made an apron for myself in about four years (and my other two aprons look like it!), so I decided that this one was for "keeps." But I do have enough fabric left for, say, a scallop apron. So you won't find this one in the shop, but one of its cousins may make an appearance soon!
*Edited to add new pictures*