Although it’s a little difficult to make out in this busy print with it’s unusual color scheme, this is actually a Christmas apron panel. It was another interesting gift from my friend, Patty, who has a wonderful Etsy shop, Petalier, where she sells her beautiful quilts, along with vintage sewing-related items. The panel was mostly cut, except for one pocket and ruffle where the directions were printed. Unfortunately, one pocket ruffle was missing, as well as one sash tie (front and facing). The apron was obviously not going to be made exactly as intended.
Patty knows I love this sort of challenge, and I immediately started brainstorming how I was going to alter the design. Since I’ve recently been into making 1920s style aprons, I decided to mix up the various elements and turn this into a full apron. I used up almost every bit of the original panel pieces, so I used grosgrain ribbon for the neck and waist ties. The back of the apron is lined with a Kona gold that matched perfectly, and it’s trimmed with green bias tape. It’s an odd little Christmas apron, but I love it.