Sunday, March 6, 2011

Toile Apron

 I have always been a sewer.  I wanted to make myself a skirt I could wear to school in 1st grade!!  My mom was not a sewer so that was not going to happen.  I really learned to sew in 7th grade Home Ec.  My love of sewing blossomed from there.  In high school I made most of my clothes.  I even made my prom dress for the senior prom and I combined 2 patterns to do it!!!

Now I mostly sew home decor items, pillows, curtains, tablecloths etc.   Of all the items I have sewn I HAD NEVER MADE AN APRON!  That is usually the first thing you make when you are learning....not me!!!! 

With the popularity of aprons on the rise I decided to try my hand at it!!  I had some toile left over from another project and I had a yard of a black- white check that I picked up at a thrift store.  I also had some cute polka dot ribbon left over from another project.  So I used a pattern that I had found for a dime at a yard sale and starting sewing.

I added a little red flower I made to make it more fun.  I then took it to work and photographed it on one of our mannequins.  ( you can also see some of the fun stuff we sell at work and I will post about that later)

I love my very first apron made by me!!!!!  Here is another photo.

Maybe I need to make some to sell!!!!!!!


Linked to:
debbiedoos newbie party
tatertots and jello weekend wrap up party


  1. Absolutely you can sell those. How adorable. I am loving aprons these days myself. You are so good! Thanks for joining my newbie party.
    Debbiedoo's blogging and blabbing.

  2. Don't forget to get on in on my giveaway too.

  3. Your apron is lovely! You sound like me, only I was in the fourth grade begging my mom to teach me to sew. She told me to wait until I could learn in school, then I would learn to do it the right way. I did make tube dresses for my Barbie dolls, though!
    I mostly make around the house stuff, too.
    Hugs, Cindy

  4. That is gorgeous! I love toile!

  5. I love this apron! I am not a sewer. I admire those with the talent. Just found your blog via Debbie's newbie party. I'm your newest follower and would be delighted to have you follow me back.
    Have a great day!

  6. found you through debbiedoos and am following. hope you take a look at my blog and join in the fun!

  7. Kari, that apron is very pretty! My sewing abilities are limited to making pillows and easy crafts. I love your story about you and your mom. On the other hand, my mom was the excellent seamstress who could look at anything and go home to draw an identical pattern out of a paper bag. Somehow, I missed out on that talent. LOL! I found you over at Kristin's Uncommon Slice of Suburbia and have become your new follower. Have a happy day!

  8. What a gorgeous apron. Funny that you haven't sewn one before, with all the things you have sewn. I do think you could sell them - definitely (although I would personally want the flower to be raised up a tad so it wasn't so spot on - if you get my drift ;)

  9. You'd never made one before and you ended up with this?! Amazing :)

    If you get a chance, I'd love for you to link this up for my Not "Baaad" blog hop, which is up right now. It's unlike other linkies in that you actually compete with the other linked posts for my Best in Show award :)

  10. I love the combination of prints! Toile is my favorite.