Birthday Apron

So, I had a great idea of what my sister Jessie may need/want for her birthday, but didn't have the perfect cotton to do it with.  So off to the thrift store I went, with Munchkin of course.  I was looking for a lovely floral with enough fabric for the front of a reversible apron.  And what did we find? This perfect blue floral skirt!  The front of it became the solid side of the apron. The back became the pockets and the ties.  A neighbor had generously given me the seersucker about a month ago.  When I brought the skirt home and held it up to my other fabrics, the seersucker instantly caught my eye.  They look perfect together, like it was meant to be!  I love it when that happens!  My favorite part of the apron is the feminine darts at the top!  So, what do ya think!?  My sister loved it :-)


  1. Imported from Facebook:
    Jenn wrote: Cute! I love when things like this go together...the fabrics are great.
    Amber wrote: That's so nice! I am hoping to sew a lot of my Christmas presents this year, but I'm a sewing novice. Actually, I'm practicing by making myself an apron. I never thought to go to the thrift store for fabric, though! Do you use wool diaper covers? I just finished making Blake a bunch of soakers from sweaters off the 29cent rack at Goodwill.

  2. @Jenn: Thanks! Are you an apron person!?

  3. @Amber: 29cents!!!? I'm soooo jealous. Ours are 3.75, but that's still a deal for wool!

    If you can work with wool to make soakers (I've only made longies for nighttime so far), you can defintiely work with cottons, etc and make MANY different items! I loved using his old receiving blankets as his wipes, and tissues, and burb cloths, and his bibs. They're all the blog. The search tags are on the right side of the blog.

  4. Love the apron! what a great gift.

  5. Thanks so much! I was glad she liked it so much!