Sunday, July 09, 2006
The Briar Rose Apron
This is the apron that came to me in a dream last night. I woke up at 2:30 am with the pattern fully developed in my head. I drew a sketch of it, then went back to sleep. I just had to get it sewn up to see if it would work as I had dreamed it. It looks equally well on a size 4/6 all the way up to a 24/26 without adjusting anything except where you fix the back straps. The straps can even be just tied around the neck if desired. I wanted an apron that was very feminine, yet functional. Lovely to look at and delightful to wear. Afterall ladies, we are the princesses of our kitchens! No more scullary maid fashions for we farmgirl princesses!!
Oh, I still need to hem it. Can't decide whether I want to use a lovely pink bias tape or a simple hem. I'll probably go for the simple hem.
This apron is not at a beginner sewing level. It has a mildly complex bodice construction. Be sure to click on the photo and look at it up close. There is a littel pink rose on the pocket, and a placket ruffle across the top of the bodice. This would look good in a solid color or any number of mixed fabrics, but it just has to have roses on it to be the briar rose! Here is a shot of the back....oops, Andrea is naked in this one....my poor sewing assistant. The girls stripped her and were playing dress up with Andrea's clothes! LOL
Hope you enjoy this apron,
Posted by auntgeorge at Sunday, July 09, 2006