Ms. Andrea's Apron
June 14, 2009
I'm terribly late with this apron. It's for one of the teachers at Fidget's preschool who got married in April. APRIL. I'm not exactly setting records with this one, am I? She likes green.
(You'll forgive me for not re-ironing this before I shot it, right? Because you're sweet. You are.)
I decided to go with dupioni silk for the tie. I've had this brown in my stash forever. I love the texture. Kind of makes it fancy. Yes, it's washable. And pre-washed, too, so it won't shrink or pucker.
My favorite part is this little vintage button on top of the brown ribbon:
Also, the topstitching on the pocket ribbon. I was too lazy to switch out the blue thread, but ended up really liking the effect. (Even if my stitches aren't 100% straight.) Don't you love it when that happens?
I hope she likes it. She is insanely sweet so I'll never know for sure.
Things may come to an abrupt halt sooner than expected around here. We were timing contractions Thursday night, but things seem to have calmed down a bit. For now...
It's gorgeous - the silk really is very classy.
And timing! Soon, then.
Posted by: Ali | June 14, 2009 at 05:47 PM
That's a beautiful apron. I especially love your details - the silk and the button. Oh, and that blue on the ribbon is perfect!
Posted by: Megan | June 14, 2009 at 05:50 PM
The apron is beautiful! I love the silk. What a wonderful gift. Best wishes with the delivery of the new baby!
Posted by: Erica | June 14, 2009 at 06:13 PM
Iron? Who irons? The apron is perfect.
Posted by: julie | June 14, 2009 at 06:43 PM
Beautiful choice of fabrics, I really really like it and especially the tie! Can't wait to see a picture pretty soon of your new little spud :))
Posted by: Cindy | June 14, 2009 at 09:49 PM
I love seeing the stitches on that ribbon. Very cute.
I hope you don't have to deal with too many days of contractions before the real thing! Well, any contraction is the real thing, but you know what I mean. :)
Posted by: amy h | June 14, 2009 at 10:12 PM
Beautiful, just beautiful. The silk adds a nice touch...
Posted by: Liz | June 14, 2009 at 10:43 PM
It's adorable. Love the color scheme. And love to see that you're still sewing! Is the baby going to pop any day now?
Posted by: dana | June 14, 2009 at 11:37 PM
Gorgeous! I love the background print.
Posted by: nikko | June 15, 2009 at 08:16 AM
That apron is too cute for words. That alone is worth getting married for.
Good luck with the contractions. I had them for a week straight before the second one decided to make her grand entry.
Posted by: dani@little fists | June 15, 2009 at 09:25 AM
I love that apron! Good fabric choices sis!! Love you
Posted by: aunt fashionista | June 15, 2009 at 09:41 AM
I love it. I have an old dupioni silk bridesmaid dress that my need to become and apron tie:)
Posted by: stephanie | June 15, 2009 at 12:48 PM
Adorable apron! I just love the colors. Baby watch is so very exciting. Good luck and I can't wait to meet the new addition!
Posted by: Shannon | June 15, 2009 at 04:42 PM
cute cute cute! Good luck with the new baby....looking forward to seeing the pictures! Take care of yourself :)
Posted by: Carrie | June 16, 2009 at 08:58 AM
That apron is stunning! Best wishes on the birth of your new little one!
Posted by: julie | June 16, 2009 at 11:05 AM
Oh, I love that! The colors are fabulous, and all of the little details - lovely!
Best wishes with the contractions and all that follows :-)
Posted by: Lisa Clarke | June 16, 2009 at 12:03 PM
my goodness -- with aprons like these, who needs skirts?
what fabric did you use?
Posted by: Rebekah | June 16, 2009 at 01:05 PM
Good luck and best wishes.
Posted by: UK lass in US | June 16, 2009 at 03:36 PM
love it. i have some of that same fabric and i always use colored thread on stuff ( me and straight lines arent exactly friends either).
im having a baby also .. been feeling contractions as well
Posted by: squirt mcgurt | June 16, 2009 at 08:27 PM
That last little bit was the exciting part! Can't wait to hear!
Posted by: Grace | June 17, 2009 at 10:31 PM
She will surely love it!! It's very very nice! and the blue stitches create a beatiful contrast effect!
Posted by: Daniela | June 20, 2009 at 03:36 PM
that is just gorgeous! i would never take it off!
Posted by: Beth | June 20, 2009 at 09:44 PM
That is beautiful - I would wear it all the time - and I don't think it would matter if she were insanely sweet or not, she'll love it!
Keep us posted on the impending arrival!
Posted by: Rhonda | June 20, 2009 at 11:01 PM
I want one of these! It is so beautiful. I have one from Anthropologie, but this one is prettier.
Posted by: Duck Duck Moose Design | July 09, 2009 at 11:35 PM
Did you use a pattern for making your aprons? I want to make some, and I'm not sure where to start. I know with the your new little one, your response may not be soon, but I'm in no rush to start this, I mean I do have a thousand other things I'm supposed to be doing!
Posted by: jess | July 10, 2009 at 02:33 PM
I happened upon this blog by accident, but I'm happy I did- I love, love the apron- but first thought it was a skirt!! I think it would be an awesome skirt- see that we can pick up ideas from each other. Anyway, congrats on your new "sweet, SWEET" arrival- she is just scrumptious- I miss that stage with my own little ones. God bless you- whoever you are. You really have some cute projects that you have done.
Posted by: Jeanne Marie Brumfield | July 28, 2009 at 10:51 PM
Wellllllll, probably not related to Theresa- I'm in Louisiana, near New Orleans and I guess she's near you. Most of my family, and my husband's originated right around here- as far as I know.
I don't guess you could tell me what pattern you used to do your apron? I guess I could just make one myself, I'd like to make a skirt for my 4yr. old, who is just a riot. She is "Miss Priss" for sure. "Mommy can I have lip gloss," this is a request I already hear often, if you can believe it! I'm on Facebook, and have an album called "Miss Priss," OK I'm just a bit tickled that she's mine! I wish I could post one of my favs so you could see. Well, thanks for the reply- pleasant surprise, and have a wonderful day!!
Posted by: Jeanne Marie Brumfield | July 29, 2009 at 12:51 PM