September 17, 2009

I am what I make

Lets see... we have 1, 2, 3, 4, and 5 (if you count the polka dotted tulle) different fabrics going on here. Eclectic, craziness, spontaneous, fun - kind of like my week =)

It is funny how that works. I tend to make things that look very similar to how I feel. This past week I have had crafting A.D.D. I can't focus on one thing and instead I've started a whole bunch of projects. Throughout the week I divide my time between them all. This is strange for me, because I normally pour everything into one project until completion and then move on to the next idea. However, currently I am working on a couple of long term projects, which is probably the reason why I've started other quicker projects. I need those "little" victories throughout the week. But this week, I over estimated how many "little" victories I could complete, so here is my one victory. Hooray! I like it =)

The fabrics used in the apron are: Centerpiece, Nosegay, Vintage Dot (out of stock), and Oxford Stripe. The apron pattern... The Pretty Ditty Apron pattern. Can't forget that.

For those of you who have the pattern and would like to add the 3 tier ruffles, here is how you do it...

1) Cut 2 strips of fabric as you would for the ruffle in the directions. I wanted a wider ruffle on top so I cut it wider than the bottom ruffle. Finish the edges (I used a rolled hem stitch).
2) Gather the bottom ruffle as you would in the directions, but gather it along the top and not the middle.
3) Sew the top edge of the ruffle to the apron.
4) Sew the tulle above the bottom ruffle (see pic).

Note: When I attach the tulle, I just pinch it together and sew. Once the tulle is sewed on, I trim it to the desired length.

5) Attach the top ruffle the same way you did for the bottom ruffle.

That's it - not complicated at all! Just pure crafting fun and happiness.

This apron will be available in the shop this afternoon.




Trudy Callan said...

That's an adorable apron. I love the ruffles at the bottom. They add a nice touch.

Anonymous said...

Lovin' the tulle! How creative and girly is that!


GoyaDesigns said...

I can tell you liked making this and that is the best. Nice variations of color, texture and fabrics as always.

Mary said...

Oh, I would love to cook in this apron.

jacqueline said...

Dearest Jamie, you have created another wonderful cute apron! The colors and fabrics you used on this one made me smile. :D I love the idea of having 3 tier ruffles!! How cool is that...after all i can't say no to ruffles! Have a lovely merry happy day and love to you!

Unknown said...

I love this apron. I have been looking for an apron and I have found it.

Tracey said...

What a great extra touch! Who doesn't love a little tulle ruffle? Darling job!!

Pamelamama said...

This is just wonderful. I just love everything, everything, everything that you make. In my imagination where I have the ability to sew lovely things, they would look exactly like the things you make.

Today I am wearing my apron over my holiday clothes and cooking for the Jewish new year. This past week I wore my other apron from you at school doing crafts with the kids. I love the way your art makes my life more beautiful!! Thanks so much!

Pretty Ditty said...

Thank you so much for the sweet words. You are all such an encouragement to me.

Nadya said...

What a beautiful apron!!
I love the tule n stripes n flowers -

Chuckled over your ADD comment - my d dau-in law has a new one - ADOS: Attention Deficit - Oooo! Shiney!! That would be me . . . now where was I??