Thursday, 19 July 2012

Carrot apron

Last week I bought some fabulous carrot fabric.  There was only 1 meter of it  - had there been more I would have bought more.

I wanted to make an apron that I would wear in the garden, something that I would pop on over the work clothes when drawn to the garden  for a little post work de-stress.You know - a bit of weeding, grub squashing or growth inspection. Perhaps some snail squashing ...

There was enough fabric to make a full apron when I added some contrasting fabric. 
Here is the finished item, I love it!
 

It used a huge amount of bias which I did in two different oranges, I guess to go with the different colours in the carrots.


I could have used greens but I am having a bit of an orange time at the moment.


It's got two great big pockets, plenty of room to shove your seed packets and secateurs.

The pattern is from a
Kwik Sew  patten, I made Style A, but both Style A and B have a retro feel I think.

It was very easy to put together -  the thing that took the longest was ironing the bias in half so it was easier to use.







I think I will make some more in this same style.  Imagine an eggplant version?  One with chillies, tomatoes, passionfruit!  You could have lots of fun with bias and contrasting fabric!


Most of my aprons end up in my little shop - Cumquat -  this one might stay with me... 


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13 comments:

  1. Goodness - whatever you do, don't put that up on Etsy or you'll be too busy to blog - I'd miss you! Fabulous apron, and I'm not an apron person :)

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    1. OOOh I like the idea of becoming an Etsy Queen!

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  2. That makes me smile - a lot. Very creative and hunger inducing.

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    1. Orange is a smile kind of colour!

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  3. I just love it! Very stylish. I'm so partial to that fabric. I'd need three times the meterage (did I just make up a word?), for me, though!

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    1. Oh thank you! It is kind of stylish!

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  4. Love this! What great fabric.

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    1. Thanks so much. Fab fabric isnt it! I'm on the hunt for eggplants and chillies....

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  5. It is gorgeous...I may have to hunt down that pattern and have a go...my aprons are just made from another traced apron so it would be fun to try that style. thanks for sharing. xx

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    1. Oh thanks Bron! I am glad you like the pattern. I have been looking for retro styled apron patterns for a while and this is the one I liked the most. Vogue has a nice pattern but I still preferred this one.

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  6. Love it! That apron is fabulous - what a pity you could only get 1m of fabric.

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    1. Oh thank you, yes, good things often come in small doses!

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  7. Oh my word you can't possibly wear it it might dirty and that would be a shame. I love it ans while I am also not an apron kinda girl I can see the appeal of wanting to keep yourself clean. Wish I was as clear enough to get sewing again. Or knitting.... New mission perhaps. Brilliant job

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