Thursday, March 4, 2010

I've named her Wilma...

...after Gentleman Farmer's grandmother who made
the little half apron that was my inspiration.
While pretty, I don't find half aprons to be
very useful. I need a full apron to protect my
top from getting soiled! (I wear my aprons
as bibs while I am eating! ;~P ) I took elements from
several of my favorite vintage aprons
and designed Wilma!


I love the little chevrons at the bottom of the lighter
colored panels.

I mimicked the points with an inset on the bib front
and added just a touch of vintage rick~rack to
echo that zig-zag design.





Nice thick ties in the back for a generous bow!

Vintage style fabrics!



Buttons at waist if you want to have straps...



...or can be tied at the neck.



All seams are completely finished off!



Wilma is going to Lady Farmers Market today!
An E-Pattern is in the planning stage, too!






10 comments:

Kelley said...

It's lovely Raeann!
You are "sew" very talented...
Have been thinking of you & hope that all is well!
Wishing you a blessed weekend full of sweet & simple joys! ♥

Nadine said...

What a beautiful apron...you are a very talented seamstress!

Blessings!
~Nadine

Keeper of our Home said...

That is gorgeous!!! I love aprons and have some patterns that I am hoping to one day conquer and sew. Maybe with lots of practice mine can be half as nice as yours.

~Mrs. M

Sharon said...

Raeann,

Hoe beautiful!!! I love it :) You certainly are one talented seamstress :)

Oh, my Meme and Pepe are my grandparents.
Have a lovely weekend!
Sharon

~ Maria ~ said...

Oh Wilma is just lovely :)

My dear friend what a blessing you are to share this...I have been wanting to sew more aprons, but I did not know which one.

Yours is just lovely!

Many blessings to you and your dear Gentleman Farmer,

Maria

The B's said...

Wilma turned out just perfectly! =)

xoxoxo

shelia said...

O I love it...so pretty. Maybe you need an apron for you apron...I'd hate to get anything on it! :)

Simply Heart And Home said...

You are so talented. The apron is precious!

Beautiful pear tree lane said...

Beautiful, what talent. I too have to have a bib apron. Thank you for sharing.
Sue

Mrs. Doug said...

That is such a beautiful apron. I do love the "chevron" design on the bottom. I just can't wait to get sewing again... we're working on getting our home back in shape, so I hope it won't be long now.

Thanks you for sharing your projects with us!

Mrs. D