Thursday, 4 October 2012

Citrus and capsicum aprons

We have just had a long weekend  and much of that free Monday was spent sewing on the back balcony in the sun. It's my favourite place to sew.

Here is my produce. I made two more pinafore aprons using fruit and vegetable themed fabric.


 This one is my favourite I think.  It has lemons, limes and oranges on it and lots of citrus flowers. It has a contrasting neck piece and bias binding binds all edges.  I love the big pockets. I think this one is my favourite cause I love both citrus and green.


The other apron is of a tumble of capsicums in four different colours.


This apron is the same design with contrasting neck piece and pockets and lots of lots of bias as well.


I think these will go into my shop Cumquat. But they might end up as Christmas gifts....

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14 comments:

  1. They are gorgeous! Would you consider taking orders???

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    1. Thanks Bek, you betcha! Perhaps chatting by email? My email address is in the header. And, would you like some of the poppy seeds I mentioned in an earlier blog?

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    2. Sounds like a plan! I will definitely be in touch.

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    3. Just thought I'd let you know in case you were still interested. I have sold the capsicum, tomato and citrus ones already - they have gone to a good home in NZ. I still have the carrot one available and I have more material for carrot, capsicum, a brown onion version, a corn version and have ordered material for a green bean version (which is pretty wild!)and a garlic version.

      When I make them they are all one offs, so even if there are two capsicum aprons out there ( for instance), they will have different contrasting materials and bias.

      I'd be happy to send you some poppy seeds but have mislaid your address! Email me again with your details - email in profile - and I will send some poppy seeds as soon as I get back from China.

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    1. Thank you Emma (I love buttons too!)

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  3. These are awesome aprons!! Love the style and fabrics

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    1. Thank you Suz, they are a little retro aren't they but also so bright and bold. They are fun to make.

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  4. Lovely! And I think the produce themes are great. I'm so not a 'dressmaker' but I used to enjoy dabbling in patchwork from time to time and would like to again - one day!!

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    1. Oh you should. I find sewing part of a whole stress release and creativity thing that gardening is part of too. We all find our own ways of de-stressing. Some people fly into rages over their sewing machines, I have always found relaxation. I can imagine that finding the right fabric combination in patchwork is a revelation.

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  5. I love a good pinnie! I wear some of my grannies and my mums around the house - and pockets are essential. Although I think I'd be tempted to leave the house in these ones!

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    1. How lovely that you wear the pinnies that your mum and grans did. What a heritage of food those aprons must have seen. Do you feel their cooking expertise when wearing them? I think I could wear a summer dress made of the citrus fabric - thanks for the idea, I might take that project on.

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