September 7, 2009

A not so scary Halloween apron.

Butterflies and cobwebs make a friendly Halloween combination. And what's a Halloween apron without tulle! Lots and lots of black tulle.

There's tulle for the bodice, tulle for the trim, and tulle for the waist ties.

So if you have the Pretty Ditty apron pattern, you too can make this Halloween apron. Simply follow the directions for the non-reversible apron, but instead of using fabric for the bodice piece, use 2 layers of black tulle. You can baste the layers together to prevent them from shifting. For the waist ties, cut them the length and width as indicated in the pattern. Gather one end of each waist tie and insert the waist ties into the waistband opening. For the tulle trim, cut the tulle the same width and length as indicated in the pattern for the ruffle trim. You can sew the tulle onto the apron the same way you would for the ruffle, or you can sew the top edge of the tulle to the back of the apron.
The great thing about working with tulle is that you really don't have to be precise. It just gathers up and hides any mistakes =)

The fabric is Echino and it's called Cobweb (link).

The Halloween Delight apron will be up in the Pretty Ditty shop this evening.

Happy Labor Day!


Update: The apron has already sold. I may make another one, because I am addicted to that tulle.


lucky knitter said...

No it is not so scary. It is adorable!

Sharaze said...

I adore this apron.

marLou said...

I really love this. I would wear this even if it's not halloween. Very creative indeed.

Stacy (S.E.W.Butterfly) said...

Really cute!

Maggie said...

That apron is so pretty I just had to click on the link and buy the pattern, can't wait till it arrives here in Australia! I like my aprons to protect my top half, and this is the prettiest one I've seen, the tulle really shows the lovely detail of the bodice. I'll be linking to this, thank you.

Jess @ Floralshowers Craft Blog said...

This is beautiful! I love, love, love the use of tulle!

jacqueline said...

This is such a gorgeous apron! The prettiest one i have ever seen! Love it sooo much and gotta have it. :) Have a lovely merry happy day and love to you!

Trudy Callan said...

It's so pretty.

GoyaDesigns said...

What a great accessory to wear when gifting portable cavities (candy) to young children on Halloween:)

I love the butterflies, hope they don't get eaten by the Charlotte.


KJ said...

OMG! I love it... What a great classic look. Thanks for sharing this!

Treasures By Brenda said...

Hi, Jamie ~~ Your blog is lovely as are your aprons! How can you ever bear to part with them?

Thanks for letting me use your pictures on my page, Do Your Haunting In A Halloween Apron.


Jezzy Arikado said...

That's gorgeous. I would wear that in July!

jodi @ Pleasant Home said...

LOVE this apron!

Natasha said...

This is adorable, I so wish I would've seen it before Halloween!

Just discovered your blog via One Pretty Thing & have been digging through it, I've been looking for a new craft blog to follow and yours have definitely met my itch! Love it!

(I'm going to make your fabric necklace too and will be sure to link!)

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Gorgeous. I think we can't avoid this kind of dresses. I am a fashion designer and to be chaste... this'll be my next creation, I will do my best to emulate this same style. It's all about modernity and good fabrics.