Sunday, December 16, 2007

The Apron Factory

Aprons are quick and easy, right? Ummm, not quick enough. I had the bright idea to make five aprons for Christmas gifts. Bought the fabric a week or two ago and cut them out last night figuring it would take me a couple hours to sew all of them today. It is taking longer than I expected. I only have three done but they are the only ones that need to be mailed so I am ok. I will finish the other ones later in the week.

"Martini Momma" is made from a pattern called Flirty Skirty by Threaded Pear Studios. I couldn't find a link to the pattern on their website but it is usually available on ebay. I wasn't thrilled with this pattern. The ties were WAY too short and the bias trim is too thin. Their directions were not clear at all. I wanted to add a ruffle to the bottom but I ran out of fabric after having to cut a second set of ties that were long enough. Grrrrr......

This martini apron will be accompanied by a bottle of my homemade "hooch", otherwise known as Hawaiian Vodka. I steep a whole pineapple (cut in pieces) in vodka for two weeks . Then mix 3 parts of the pineapple vodka with 1 part vanilla vodka and 1 part coconut rum (like Captain Morgan's). Shake vigorously with ice and pour into a martini glass. Garnish with pineapple. Doggone good!!! Can also be served over ice with a splash of club soda.



"Neon Nights" is a reversible apron made from the same Flirty Skirty pattern. The tie is some grosgrain ribbon I had in my stash because the ties I cut were too short. (Did I mention that the ties are too short in the pattern?)

"Bee-Youtiful" is made from tried and true McCall's 3979 from which I made the Lucy and Ethel aprons a couple months ago. HIGHLY recommend this pattern. I will be making a scalloped edge half apron from this pattern later in the week.



And how about the adorable apron Christmas Tree ornaments found on a blog called Bits and Pieces (beautiful photos) - tutorial here. Obviously, they match the aprons and I'll tie them on the outside of the packages. It would have been cute to embroider them with the recipients name but I had that brainstorm after I made them (story of my life).

9 comments:

gaylen said...

OMG Bonnie - those aprons are beautiful. I made a batch of aprons for gifts last year, somehow I ended up giving them all away. Oh, and I think I'm going to have to marinate some pineapple for the holidays! g

LB said...

The aprons are so cute and the Hawaiin Vodka sounds very yummy...Might have to try some of that :)

Lori said...

Great aprons, Bonnie. The Hawaiin Vodka sounds wonderful

kasizzle said...

I'm just sad I'll have to wait 2 weeks to try the Vodka!
Love the aprons, BTW!

~Tonia~ said...

The aprons are so cute! You do such a great job with them and always have such fun fabric.

Tany said...

Beautiful aprons, well done!! They make perfect gifts for Christmas!

KnittyNancy said...

Cute, cute, cute! Your projects are inspiring me to think about sewing. :)

Sharon said...

That Hawaiian Vodka sounds pretty yummy! And the aprons are adorable! I love the patterns and colors you choose.

Kellie said...

I just stumbled on this post and WOW! Those are some gorgeous aprons! I'm sure everyone who received one loved it! I made aprons for several friends and family this year too...I think they make a great gift! NEXT year, I'm making some of those tiny aprons for my Christmas tree!