Friday, August 29, 2008

june bug :)

meet June...
song that comes to mind:
you say you're looking for someone who's never weak but always strong, to protect you and defend you whether you are right or wrong. someone to open each and every door, it ain't me babe, no, no, no, it aint' me babe. it aint' me you're looking for, babe.
...and since we're on the topic of june carter, i have to share this link with you. my friend makes some awesome necklaces and Cathy Cash herself bought one from her that said "because you're mine, i walk the line." awww. go here:
ok, but back to June bug ;)
close up of fabrics used...i love this combo. a little funky fabric for the peplums, and then a nice classic twist by using toile and lace on the waistband.
poor cell phone pic, but i wanted you all to see how cute the waistband is from the back.
how girly!

Thursday, August 28, 2008

oh please eloise!

** this fabric is from the 1970's and was a large panel displayed as wall art when my parents were first married. very special fabric, very special apron!

gathered pocket
sweet pleat
it's kind of disguised in this crazy fabric ;)


Monday, August 25, 2008

good golly miss mollie!

some gathers, lace, and a rad pocket
close up
and the back...i love this ribbon!


mabel, mabel...

very interesting fact: the name "mabel" is only one letter off from "amber" (and scrambled off course) and that's the girl's name for whom this apron was made...weird. i didn't even do that on purpose!
due to the incredibly light weight of this fabric, it appears that the sides are two different lengths, lol...they're not, one side is just "slouchier" that a word?
pleated pocket
waistband made of some darling fabric
see how darling that is?! ha
packaged and ready to go :)


you picked a fine time to leave me lucille

i was asked to make a pink apron, and i came up with this :)

two pleated pockets on the top peplum
pom pom fringe...oh so girly!
her hot pink back side!


Tuesday, August 19, 2008

lucie in the sky with diamonds...

this one's for the birthday girl, Lucie!

she's a hardcore Texas Tech Alum...we have a sweet rivalry going between my baylor bears and her red raiders :)
lucie's rear, heehee.
what a nice rear you have, Luce! you've been working out haven't you?


handmade for the bride to be!

coco's first modeling
i think she's doing a fine job ;)

lil' bit o' lace
embroidery...don't be fooled, i bought it like that!
pretty pocket


Monday, August 18, 2008

love this!

world famous runway model Christine modeling the Texas Tess :)
ok ,ok, maybe not world famous, but bear creek united methodist church famous...
especially now bc she has such a HAUTE apron!
thanks for sending me this pic Christine!! any other proud owners, feel free to send your pics too!


Thursday, August 14, 2008

"you are a sewing machine!" says Suzy...tis true!

cheers to collette!
*she's for sale on etsy
three gores and a funky pocket make up a really girly, cheery apron
there's a wocket in my pocket, oh wait, those are just some darling ruffles :)
clean seamed too!
buttons on each bottom corner
At last, my love has come along, my lonely days are over, and life is like a song
*nota bene: this is made of barkcloth from the 1940s...does that make etta a vintage piece?
precious pleats
ribbons galore! i like that i used two ribbons here...and they are only sewn together on the front of the apron, after that, they're on their own! adds some dimension i thought...
etta is sold! but there's more where that came from if you'd like one out of that same awesome 1940s barkcloth!
and this one is MINE! haha. i have neglected myself throughout this apron journey,
so the nellie is mine, all mine.
i'm hooked on pleats...
of course, her backside...i just like you to get an idea of the ribbon and the finish...and what your rear will look like when you're wearing your
take care!!

Wednesday, August 13, 2008

calling all kates...

while sewing this i had a special friend in mind. her name is kate, although i know her as katie, and we grew up on Windy Cove Drive together...i think since we were about two years old or so.
we were quite a team to say the least :)
bit o' lace...
please note, on the right, it appears that the lace is flipped...and yes, it is, but it's not sewn like that, i just didn't notice it was misbehaving for the photo shoot. argh...
some grosgrain on the corners
what a fine apron...mighty fine!


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