It’s always good to have a finish, and this week I’ve completed my polka dot apron plus a matching two handed oven cloth. So I’m feeling rather pleased about that. The apron was soon cut out earlier in the week and I started constructing the straps.
Stitching up the straps
Some time ago I had done these little stitcheries from “My Vintage Kitchen”, designed by Jenny of Elefantz. In fact, I had stitched them especially to add to my apron. Now was the time to put them all together.
Stitcheries from My Vintage Kitchen
I used a pattern from “More Retro Aprons” by Cindy Oates, version A-1 (on the right) and added only a single ruffle instead of the four shown. Not quite so fussy, to suit me better, I decided.
And here is my finished apron, using two of the stitcheries as pockets – it’s quite a simple design really. I’m one of those people who like to, or perhaps I should I say need to wear an apron in the kitchen.
My new apron
With two extra stitcheries and a little extra fabric, I decided to make a double handed oven cloth. Which incidentally, took longer to stitch than the apron. That's UFO number 6 on my list finished.
Matching oven cloth
For those of you who know me well, you may be wondering why I am using lime green fabric for my new apron, when I am usually clothed in blue, or maybe a little pink or lilac? It is because I had some lime green Perle cotton left after stitching the label for this Anniversary quilt made for my daughter and her husband.
Black and White and Splash of Lime
As I felt I was unlikely to be stitching anything else in lime green, I used the rest of the thread to stitch the four little Vintage Kitchen stitcheries. And then I had to find some lime green fabric to go with them. Perhaps I have enough aprons now?