I just had so much fun,
playing around with my sewing machine,
and creating these two aprons from a lovely sundress.
This one was made from the back skirt of the dress.
I think that an apron should be as pretty from the back as it is from the front.
After all, when you're cooking at the stove, it's your backside that is seen.
Therefore I love big beautiful sashes that can be tried in lovely bows,
or that can be just draped in the back.
This is how I make them. A large 7 inch wide by 45 inch long,
piece of fabric will make one nice sash.
You will need two.
I turned it right side out, using a letter opener,
or a knitting needle to get a crisp point on the end.
Next I ironed it flat.
And then I sewed a trim stitch all the way around.
This guarantees that it will stay flat.
Now because it is double, you will never see the wrong side of the fabric.
I just like a sash that is full, right-sided,and a bit flouncy.
This is the apron that I created from the front of this dress.
I was very happy that I had a stash of pretty lime green fabric in my cupboard.
It went perfect with this cherry print.
And one last view of the sash.
There is plenty of fabric to tie a full and fluffy bow.
Well, this is how I spent my afternoon.
I had a ball and my old love of sewing is returning.
I do hope that your afternoon was a sweet one.