One Apron, Two Looks

I had the chance today to not only break in my new sewing machine but also a new pattern: the Emmeline apron from Montessori by Hand. I’ve really been eager to do it, but had a tough time finding fabrics in my stash that would work. I easily could have bought any of a number of fabrics but decided that it was best to cull from what I already own. Sometimes, that’s easier said than done.

While I often buy fabrics with coordinates, I rarely buy more than two fabrics for me. It took several tries to find three fabrics that worked together. I think it turned out pretty well:

I’m calling it my Proper & Punky Emmeline. The black-and-white fabric is Michael Miller’s Dandy Damask. I think the polka dot also is from MM, but couldn’t swear to it. The funky red fabric is from Joann’s; I bought it last year with the intention of making a punk-style Valentine’s outfit for Miss L but went in another direction.

Gotta say that I really had fun making this apron. The directions were easy to follow, although I did machine-stitch on the binding/halter straps instead of hand stitching them. Definitely faster, even if it’s not as pretty. I can definitely see wearing this apron on a regular basis (I am right now, actually).

Tomorrow’s another Word-free Wednesday and I’m planning to show a snippet of my current project. It’s quite sweet, if I do say so myself.


18 Responses to “One Apron, Two Looks”

  1. lovestitches

    LOVE proper and punky, both awesome fabrics and omg I really need to get around to buying the Emmeline pattern. It’s a gorgeous apron. I have the same problem with fabrics though, I buy one at a time usually so I have a huge stash but nothing that goes together.

  2. dangitAnge

    Adorable!! I love it! πŸ˜€

  3. Kuky

    So pretty!

    I have that pattern. I was right on top of it and pre-ordered it. But have done nothing with it, it’s just sitting there. I too have been trying to find something from my stash to make it. But I can’t find anything. I think I’m going to have to order fabric!

  4. Shannon

    Oh I definately love both of them.

  5. nichol

    Wow, I would cook every day if I had an apron like those!

  6. Laura

    I’m dying to try that pattern, but alas…gotta wait until the checkbook is in the black again.

    Yours looks great. The fabrics are fabulous.

  7. Nicole

    I’ve got that pattern, but I have the same problem!! I am making some for my sisters, and I have the main fabrics chosen, but am having a hard time choosing the contrasting fabrics for the straps!

    Seeing this makes me excited to make them though!! πŸ™‚

  8. Jessi

    looks great! I love this pattern and I have wanted to see someone use it – i may just have to get it!

  9. thedomesticdiva

    Looks great!

    I’ve never sewn an apron, but I’ve been jonesing for that particular apron since the pattern came out. Now I must have it!

    With friendship,

  10. Shannon

    Love it! You can decide whether you are feeling angelic or devilish. Too fun! Nice work!

  11. Ula

    Love love love those aprons! I keep meaning to buy that pattern and haven’t gotten around to it. You’ve motivated me!

  12. iknitipurl

    I love your fabric choice. I just got my pattern in the mail and am deciding on which fabrics to use. I’m not too sure about the bias strips either because I’ve never done them. I’ll believe you when you say the pattern is easy though. Here’s hoping!

  13. sadira

    I love it! I’ve got my fabric all washed and ready…I just need to sit down and sew this little beauty…

  14. Jessica

    Oh My! I LOVE that APRON! I’m going to have to check out that pattern! πŸ™‚

  15. Jessica

    Oh… Ok! Just bought the pattern. Now, hopefully it will be easy for me to do. :)))))

  16. Kat

    Your apron turned out great! Now you’re all ready to bake!

  17. Angelina

    I love this apron pattern. i don’t have it but it’s the reason I figured there was not point in my designing anything else ever again when other people are designing stuff like this.

    I love the fabrics you chose!!

  18. Melissa Garrett

    I seriously love those!

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