|Rachael styling her apron!|
I surprised the birthday girl with an apron I made especially for her sixteenth birthday. I know, cute right? No...not the apron, Rachael! Remember her face because you'll be seeing her on stage around town in various performances and later on Broadway. Don't forget, you read it here first!
I had a time making that apron! It was the first time I made anything except towels, pot holders, and bags without cutting it out first from a pattern. What can I say, I like structure/direction. No, I need structure/direction! Now, I've made aprons before but never without using a pattern. I am a pattern girl. Give me a pattern and I can make just about anything. I've always been too worried that my garment would turn out horrible if I didn't use a pattern, but when I saw the aprons on Modest Maven's blog I was determined to make it for Rachael. Aren't they just beautiful!
|Fully Lined Aprons by Modest Maven|
I tried my best to follow the Tutorial, but I ended up off the path more than a few times. Well just to be honest, I veered off path from the very beginning. I switched up the design a bit because I wanted Rachael's apron to look more like a jean jumper. A panel left over from a curtain I had became the top and bottom for the apron so I had to get creative. Great idea for re-purposing right?
Sometimes, creativity requires a lot of effort and tailoring so, give it a lot of thought before diving in. Let me just say, my seam ripper got a lot of action! In this case, it was well worth it from the look on Rachael's face and the out come.
|A little R&B added and I am done!|
I'll definitely be making this apron again and I'll use the tutorial to do it! Well, maybe not the apron in the picture. There can only be one exactly like that one. After all, Rachael can only turn sixteen once in her life time and today's that day.
Happy Birthday Rachael!
We truly hope you enjoy being sixteen and all the things that come with it!
Love, Mrs. P. and the gang!
Interested in making this apron? Visit Modest Maven and tell her I sent you!