Tuesday, July 01, 2008

A Servant Apron

Yes, I sewed. Are you as surprised as I am? I think (and I could be wrong) that this is the first time I've sewn since school let out. Three weeks ago.

Anyway, this idea was floating around in my head for a few weeks since a recent (weekly Friday night) Family Movie Night. We watched the newer version of A Little Princess. There was a cute little servant girl who had to live in the attic and wore the sweetest apron. I kept thinking I needed to make one for Spenser.

The one in the movie was actually gray (or brown ?) striped, not bold red and white. I just used what I had. This red and white is actually some vintage stuff I had lying around. Unfortunately, all the vintage gray and brown shirting that I had, I donated to Purple Heart a few months ago. I just had too much and had to purge. I'm kicking myself now, because it would have been perfect.

Anyway, I used red bias tape around the arm and neck holes. And made a little pocket for the front, trimmed in bias tape. On the back, there are two buttons at the top for closure. That's it. The rest is open in the back. Pretty simple. And servant-esque.

(Spenser did request another pocket because, "I loooooove pockets.")

19 comments:

Karyn said...

Oh. My. Goodness.

SWEET!

Katie Jean said...

so cute. I love the stripes so much. I'm sure you'll be making more of these :)

Little Munchkins said...

It looks really cute. Of course more pockets are needed ;p

Gail :) said...

Too cute! I hear you on the need to purge, then a little regret. I got rid of 5 boxes of fabric before Christmas, and now I think of things to do with some of it, and then I am like oh yeah I got rid of that! I still have plenty of fabric, but that is always how it goes (which is why I am the packrat I am).

Emily said...

What a striking apron! Pockets? certainly need more than one for an apron!

Mirre said...

Very cute!
Did you make the pattern up yourself (clever lady!)?

Stacey said...

Perfect! You always make the most adorable items!

Melody said...

Such a sweet looking apron. LOVE the color and that pocket...I'm lovin' the pocket!!

Good job!

Jo-Anne said...

very cute! I love the red and white!
I also share Spensers love of pockets. I shove things in my pockets all the time...it's great until I forget to empty them and a green crayon goes through the dryer....

Tori said...

Hey that's so cute, love it!! I'm sure your little princess will look adorable in that one.
Great work!

miss chris said...

So very cute, Lera. Has it really been that long since you sewed? Crazy.

Shannon said...

So adorable! Nice work. And I am with Spenser, I loooove pockets too!

I am with you, I don't think I have sewn in weeks. Sad! Its kind of like exercising for me, when I get out of the habit, its hard to start up again.

Wendz said...

Absolutely fabulously cute and I gotta agree with Spenser about pockets. I also luuurve pockets. Brown or Grey might have been boring :-) the red and white stripes are striking. What a way to break your sewing fast.

jessi said...

it's cute - now if you could just get her to do everything you ask her to, just like a servant, right?

erica e said...

very impressed that you could just whip this up after a movie and an idea in your head. how fun.

amandajean said...

that is so sweet. I want one in my size. :0)

periwinkle said...

what a cute little apron, it would make a lovely little dress too, love the stripes
lisa x

TinkerBlue said...

Got to have pockets, to put all the treasures in.

Chara Michele said...

oh that is so cute! I agree with amandajean that I want one of those in my size!