Thursday, June 5, 2008

Custom Apron Show and Tell

I thought it would be fun to show how I created my latest custom apron. Pauline, my client, bookmarked my site when it was featured on Daily Candy in January. She contacted me in May and we met last Friday. She had a whole shopping bag full of clothes that the recipient (Deanna, getting married this summer) wore as a child. I was a little taken aback at first. Usually people give me kitchen textiles - but after a few minutes I saw how it could work.

I figured I could use some of my fabric, and use the clothing pieces as a border, pocket, ties and facings. One of the best pieces she gave me was a hand-embroidered bib. I put that on some gingham dress fabric for the pocket. I added a little pink flower - it needed a little accent, AND it covers a small stain - necessity really is the mother of invention! There was also a 1 piece pants jumper which became the border, and the ties. I accented the pocket and the sweetheart neckline with yellow ric-rac. This piece has really expanded my concept of what fabrics can be used for a custom piece, and I'm pretty pleased with the way it came out!

That crafty little flower accents the pink in the border, AND covers a tiny stain!


Anonymous said...

as always Kerry, your work is superior! :)

Blaize said...

This turned out wonderfully. I imagine that the recipient will be extra-special pleased, and I am glad you "got" how to use the fabrics in the way that you did.

Anonymous said...

Thank you, I am Deanna's mom and between you and Pauline I got to go down that wonderful road of memory lane going though all the wonderful outfits of my baby girl.
You are truly blessed with your talent. This Apron will be extra-special.
Our Lady of Mount Carmel be with you,

Sew Bettie said...

These are so great!

teresa said...

very cool--i keep meaning to tell you how much i love my Callie apron that the mcdougal ladies bought for me for my wedding shower. i wear it with pride! if i ever open a bakery, i want your aprons to be the "uniforms." seriously!