Tuesday, February 2, 2010

A Vintage Inspiration & A Winner

Oh Look.......
At this cute old apron I found
while treasure hunting on Saturday.

Notice the soft pleats?
Sew flattering to wear.
And the print!
Red & White with Chickens

The fabric measures 36" across, selvage to selvage.
How long as it been since they made cotton 36" wide?

The selvages were left on and used for the sides of the apron.
They were not turned under.

Notice the ties?
A white piece of fabric was added.
To replace the original fabric?
How did the button holes work?
And the white pocket
on the inside of the apron.
Maybe for her egg money?

I thought this simple apron would be easy to duplicate.
So here is my version.

It uses the same trim and waistband technique as the

Apron in an Hour by Jona Giammalva.

Tied with a bow in front
a knot.
I prefer the knot, so I can slip my
flour sack dish towel over the waistband.

I wrote my first tutorial ever for the apron and will post it this weekend.
There are a million pictures to help make the instructions clear.
I just need a few more days to "fine tune" things.

The apron give away for next week is this pink beauty.
Don't forget to leave a comment to enter your name.

And now the drum roll please.......

YEAH Tonja!

The Cupcake apron is yours!

Stop back this weekend for the instructions to make your own apron!

Stay Warm and keep those sewing machines humming.


  1. I would sure love to win that apron.

  2. Congratulations Tonja! I love aprons. I'm a Sugar Pie Sista!

    Christy Lee

  3. Pink is one of my favorite colors - and this apron says "Spring!" Please enter me, too!

  4. Oh my sweet goodness...I can't believe that I won...thank you so very much...I will try and get my addy to you...been having trouble with my computer...
    That pink apron sure is sweet too...
    Have a great day...
    Sweet Blessings...

  5. Well, first, congratulations to Tonja!
    Second, those buttonholes...I'm thinking: is the sash long enough to tie in the back and then come around the front to tie again? Could it be possible you'd thread the sash through those buttonholes to keep it neatly aligned at the waist? (This is assuming two buttonholes on each side.)
    My other thought...a place to weave in a handkerchief for easy access?

  6. I love aprons. I am trying to branch out and look for new ones. I may even try your tutorial! Thanks for offering this pretty one for a giveaway!

  7. Please enter me in the drawing for this sweet apron! See you @ SPFH!

    Congratulations to Tonja on winning the cupcake love apron!

  8. Your aprons are fabulous! I just love them! I hope I'm not too late to be entered for the pink apron...

    Sugarpie sister,

  9. This apron is simply lovely. I am going to give this pattern a try.


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