I cannot take sole responsibility for this next project. In fact, I can only take credit for the art direction and idea… the rest was my sister and my mom. I wanted to make something special for my friend Kelly’s birthday so I utilized the fact that I was going to spend this last Saturday at Jessie’s where I would have access to Jessie’s sewing machine, and well… HER. The whole family was at Jessie’s for a sleepover so with Mom available too, I had double the sewing expertise!
Kelly is an excellent chef and actually loves to cook. Me? I’m the complete opposite, but she will sometimes get me to help her out every once in awhile. I thought an apron would be the perfect gift for Kelly. Knowing Kelly’s sense of style and love for all things retro, picking out the fabrics was a breeze. The rest, well… was a little improvised. We knew the basic idea of what we were making, but I failed to print out the patterns to get the exact instructions on how to assemble the apron. I relied on Mom and Jessie to figure out how to make it happen. And they did!
Mom making the ruffle
Making sure the ruffling is even all the way around
I had the idea to make this apron extra-fitting for Kelly by adding this little owl design which Jessie expertly appliquéd to the pocket. Kelly loves and collects everything owl related.
Mocking up the owl
Appliquéd and sewn to the apron
The finished prod.
I think it turned out great, and Kelly loved it. She even wore it around for awhile.