Thursday, March 16, 2017

Over The Rainbow for this apron

I was given a bag of old pillow cases by a woman I go to church with. I thought they would make really cute aprons. I found a pattern online that is free!

I tweaked the bib pieces of this pattern so that I could paint the rainbow on the bottom bib piece. The blue gingham is one of the pillow cases. The white fabric of the lining of the apron and the white clouds is scraps from an old flat sheet (you can see the original hem of the flat sheet sticking out of the bottom of the apron hem). The rainbow is also a piece of the sheet. I cut the pattern piece and sewed the darts, then painted on the rainbow with Jacquard Textile paints. It heat sets with an iron and is permanent and stays soft.  The top bib piece is lightly quilted with a piece of thin flannel in between the layers. 

There are 3 cloud pockets (the original pattern has rounded rectangle pockets with box pleats and I added the 3rd pocket on the waist)

The skirt is 30" wide and there are 29" straps on both ends. 

It took me about 2 hours from start to finish with several breaks in between ironing and sewing to entertain my 20 month old.

I will definitely be making more of these. Check my facebook page if you would like to purchase one from me.

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