Saturday, March 28, 2009

Altered Apron for Amy



When my daughter came to town this past week, I decided to make her this quick gift by altering a window curtain panel. I loved the bottom lace, the fabric was stiff, and it looked practically new. As I am a great fan of rummaging through everything at our local thrift store, I am always looking deeper into the stacks of goodies that line the crowded racks. I thought this would make a lovely apron! So, by adding some accent vintage-inspired fabric, and using the pattern that I have had for years I simply shaped the upper part of the fabric. There was just enough material to finish the job. I love the fact that the sides are hemmed, the bottom had that sweet crochet lace, and all I needed to add was the large apple blossom. Fun and easy project to do in a day!

5 comments:

Leslie said...

What a lovely apron, you are very "crafty". I love the new look on your blog, the butterflies are beautiful. I think we have a lot in common. I love old things and lacy stuff, too
Hugs~~~~Leslie

Terri said...

Fantastic! Great finds...great job.

FOREVER JANN said...

just visiting your attractive blog, love the apron ! Please visit 13thornyroses and sign my guestbook.
Wishing you a Happy Spring, even though we still have abit of cold weather :) thanks forever !

whymsicalmusings said...

Nancy what a lucky Daughter you have:)
I really love the lace at the bottom also! Just beautiful.
XXX
becky

~Vintage Nina~ said...

What a wonderful gift for your daughter! It is so beautiful, made from a curtin!?!?!??! I LOVE IT!!! Your art is just beautiful too! I look forward to seeing what you create next! Thanks for sharing!
HAPPY DAY!!!
~Nina