Grosgrain aprons.

In a search for the perfect apron pattern, I liked the Cottage Chic Apron on Grosgrain the best: she has an easy-to-follow tutorial.

Here’s Matt modeling my first attempt….

I learned how to gather by doing this project—I love the ruffle.

The apron’s supposed to be reversible but I thought I was smarter than the tutorial, so mine’s not quite reversible.

I gifted the first one to Candice. Thanks, Candice, for graciously accepting my error-ridden sewing project. In my second attempt, I made the ties twice as long as the ones in the tutorial.

I also tried the pocket. Here’s the other side—it’s truly reversible this time. I’m mailing this one to a friend. Molly & I made these during the snowstorm this weekend.

I altered the dimensions in the tutorial only slightly to make the apron using 4 fat quarters. You can make the whole thing for $10 or less, depending on the fabrics you use. I made another apron today—my third attempt—with the new fabrics from Amy Butler’s LOVE collection.

And here’s the other side:

Grosgrain claims the apron took her two hours. She is an amazing seamstress—check out her Salvation Army makeovers on her blog. Though it hasn’t taken me two hours, I’m starting to get better with practice….

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5 Responses to “Grosgrain aprons.”

  1. finding love Says:

    I do agree with all of the ideas you have introduced to your post. They are really convincing and will definitely work. Still, the posts are too short for novices. May you please extend them a bit from next time? Thank you for the post.

  2. ladytacones Says:

    beautiful pieces!!! Best regards from Spain and good luck with your blog!!!

  3. ladytacones Says:

    Wonderful pieces!!! Hello from Spain and goob luck with your blog!

  4. pamela Says:

    great color combos! i love your blog : )

  5. Beeps Says:

    Bee-U-tiful aprons!

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