I enjoy making these aprons so much that I am continuing to sew them even though they I’ve only sold a few. They are very nice to have on hand for gifts. I have used one for a hostess gift and Emily has taken taken a couple for bridal shower presents. For these two aprons, I decided to try something a little different, and add some hand embroidered elements.
The first apron is made with the most wonderful chintz fabric that has a high glaze. The name “Textron” is printed on the selvage, a brand I have not seen before. The cute motifs remind me of embroidery transfers, and I scanned each one for future projects. I selected two designs for the big pockets which I embroidered in black floss. The diagonal plaid is new and, although I know it is a sort of odd companion for the novelty print, I really like them together. I wish I had made the bird flying the other direction.
The next apron is made with the softest, smoothest chintz. It’s a vintage 36″ wide Waverly print called “Stockholm” with a sort of folk art leaf pattern. This is the second apron I’ve made with this beautiful fabric, and I still have some left (thanks, Barbara!). I copied the two largest designs from the print and appliqued them to the pockets using a blanket stitch and embroidery floss. The brown polka dot pocket trim fabric is a vintage scrap, and the waistband is a grosgrain ribbon backed with a solid yellow. The waistband ribbon thing was really a drag, mostly because of the way I decided to attach it. I don’t think I’ll ever do this again.