August 6, 2008

An apron that POPS!

Pop Apron
I finished this apron (Pop Full Lola Apron) yesterday, listed it, and sold it. Even though it is sold, I still had to write about it, because I did some new tricks with the little ditty. Usually, I gather or use darts at the waist line to give the apron shape, however with this apron, I decided to go with pleats. I also applied my new favorite trick; the 3 thread rolled hem over lock stitch (every time i write that, i feel like Ralphie from The Christmas story - Official Red Ryder Carbine-Action Two-Hundred-Shot Range Model Air Rifle!). I used that particular stitch for all of the red stitching. It reminds me of when I was in 1st grade and started outlining whatever picture that I was coloring, with a really bright color. I would press my crayon down really hard and trace the picture. My six year old eyes felt like my picture looked neat and clean because of the outlining. I feel like the overlock stitch does the same thing for my apron.
Lastly, the ruffles! I was definitely in a ruffle-y mood when I made this apron. I find it funny how sometimes I'm motivated to make an apron with skulls on it, and other times I want the apron to look as southern sweet as possible.
Jamie

7 comments:

lucky knitter said...

I love it! I love your attention to detail. It's those extra details that realy make it "pop"! I love your blog!

Pretty Ditty said...

Thank you =)

GoyaDesigns said...

I agree with lucky knitter about your wonderful attention to details. As my teenage son would say your "Pro Status".

And by the way, just saw your new dragonfly dress on etsy (and blog). Beautiful.

Anonymous said...

I want one soo bad. It is the cutest apron I have ever seen in my whole life! Did you make the pattern yourself? I have never seen one like it. Love it so much!

Bee said...

Oh I love this apron... hmm do you take pre orders?? It has green and red in it.. the colors I am doing my kitchen in.. and Polka Dots.. I love polka dots!!

Pretty Ditty said...

Yes, I did design the apron myself. Thank you for the complement.

Bee - Yes I can make another one. If you are interested, convo me through etsy or email apronstreet(at)yahoo.com

Miranda said...

Jamie - this is one of my favorites! I just may need to add this one to my collection :) Good work as usual!