Chevron Apron

After my crayon wallet post, I got talking to my friend Paige over at the newly re-Christened little nostalgia (formerly Final Clothes-Out) about making vendor aprons.  Paige makes lovely jewelry, in case you haven't checked out her shops (here and here), and was looking for an apron to wear to shows.  Back and forth we went- Could I do it? What colors and style?- until we arrived at a common idea.  And so I was left with trying to figure out how to make an apron since I've never made one before.  I'm sure I have one pinned on my boards because it was something I wanted to try, but I had to sort of pattern it out for myself.  The best part, though?  I got to go fabric shopping!  Together we found this lovely neutral chevron stripe, so I ordered it, and away I went!

The results:




Success!  It really wasn't bad at all except for matching up those chevrons, which are somehow not straight.  I am not a sewer who uses a lot of pins and I had to pin the heck out of this thing to make sure the stripes stayed put.  But, I am completely and totally pleased with how it turned out and amazed at how straight my sewing lines have become.  I'm super excited about it, actually.  One of my 2012 goals was to become a more confident sewer, and I this project is certainly helping me on my way!  I listed one in my shop (here) and I also found (on my trip to find backing fabric) a lovely black and white chain-link pattern that I want to make one out of.  Hooray!

Now go stop by little nostalgia and congratulate Paige on her new look!


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16 comments

  1. Ooooh! It looks great! Thanks so much for making it for me. :-)

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  2. LOVE! So darn cute, and I love that chevron so much!

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  3. It's gorgeous! You did such a great job!

    http://mandycrandell.blogspot.com/

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  4. LOVE LOVE LOVE. everything about it. the chevrons. the straight lines. the colors. the pockets. groovalicious.

    well done kristen!

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  5. Cool! I love the pattern and the sewing is really neat! Love this, Kristen!

    dita
    via Etsy Blog Team

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  6. LOVE it! Awesome colors and fabric too!

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  7. Thanks everyone!! I had such a fun time with it, trying to figure it out. I hope someone orders one so I can make more! :)

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  8. I LOVE this!!! I'd LOVE to have you link up at Overflowing with Creativity #6 ~ it just started!!!

    XO, Aimee

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  9. I love this so much!! I'm once again jealous of your mad sewing skills. I always leave here with a new found motivation to get out my dusty old machine. Too bad I never follow through!! Ha!

    Thanks for linking up! Keep these motivational posts comin'. One day they'll stick and I'll sit down in front of my machine :)

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  10. Still a little OBSESSED with this! I'm excited to be your newest follower!!! XO, Aimee

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  11. Very nice. Great idea to for something to wear at craft shows. Happy you linked to Things I've Done Thursday!

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    P.S. I'd like to invite you back to check out my new blog makeover and to enter my current giveaways!! Have an excellent weekend!

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