Friday, June 4, 2010

Aprons and 3" Heels

Several months ago we went to visit friends in Montana and I saw this fabric in a shop in Missoula. I am an extremely thrifty sort of person and I find it is very difficult for me spend money on myself. This fabric was a bit on the pricy side and I walked away without buying any of it. On the way home we had not even made it over the Montana/Idaho border and I was already kicking myself. So I called my friend and pleaded (I didn’t have to beg too hard) with her (she was nice enough not to say, “I told you so”) to make the 45 minute drive from her home to purchase 2 yards of this glittery Dia de los Muertos fabric for me. Julie understands me so well.

After much contemplation I decided I needed to make something that would highlight this sparkly fun fabric. I come across this Simplicity pattern for a retro apron in a local shop and I knew I had found just the right item for my new fabric.

A few weeks ago I found this vintage mint green rick rack in a large box of trim at an estate sale.

I added a pocket with just a hint of the mint green rick rack.

And I lined the inside with this black spiral fabric.

I can hardly wait to wear this apron. I think I might need to make cookies tomorrow.
Now where did I put that little black cocktail dress?


Julie said...

OMG!!! I LOVE IT!!! What a great way to use that great fabric! Oh, if we had only had those at our last Day of the Dead party! We would be the hostesses with the mostest AND cool aprons!

Pamela Terry and Edward said...

Oh, I adore this!
I would make peach tarts whilst wearing it.

Julie said...

Okay... stop clipping around in heels and the cool apron long enough to do another post... I'm dying to know what you are up to ultra-creative girlfriend!!!!