Here are the top 9 posts that were visited the most during 2009:
The Olah Momma! blog has a quick demonstration on how to make an apron for a little girl. Including pockets, ruffles, and a belt. She begins:
I got beautiful pieces of fabric remnant and was in the mood of making an apron for our toddler. It turned out to be beautiful. Grama said it’s lovely!
Lots of photos in this blog post.
Pat of Bell Creek Quilts blogs about fulfilling a quilting club summer challenge by finding an antique apron and sewing a new one. Pat found an antique one at a local antique mall, and then she made a Four Corners Apron from Vanilla House Designs. This is what she writes about the apron:
Here is the apron I made using red and green chili print. I used black yo-yo’s as the embellishments as I didn’t have any black buttons in my stash. I figure that I can use this apron as a Christmas gift!
Check out the blog post to see photos and a full story of her summer challenge experience.
There is a Facebook group called Friends of Rae’s Aprons that tells the story of Rachel Cohen and how she started her creative kitchen garment business.
Read how Rae Cohen used her experience as a child in the Montreal, Quebec sweatshops to help complement family income by designing, sewing and marketing her own unique brand of aprons for every occasion and every size. Learn how her family and customers remember her work.
Check out the Facebook group to read the whole story, of Rae’s poor childhood and how she designed and sold aprons.
This appears to be the Spring Fling Apron from The Apron Lady designs.
This is a Spring Fling apron — it’s my first time making this pattern and I really like how it turned out.
This is a picture of a finished Shopkeeper Apron, which is a Paisley Pincushion apron pattern.
Paisley Pincushion- Shopkeeper Apron- July 2009
I made the band that sits on top of the bust just a bit narrower and moved the pockets just a bit closer to the center. It’s open in the back and that “bust band” ties in a big bow in the back. It probably looks a little funny, but that’s okay, it’s soooo comfortable.
Her blog posts several high quality photos, and it is an enjoyable read.
Amy, on her blog, provides quite a nice tutorial about how to create an apron from a vintage pillowcase.
The blog post provides 25 instructions with photos to help inspire sewers how to create their own apron.
Amy hows how she took a vintage pillow case, cut it up, and created an apron out of the pieces.
Flirty Skirty by The Apron Lady Designs
Apron: Amy Butler Midwest Modern – Trailing Cherry, Brown
Pocket/Ties: Amy Butler Midwest Modern – Floating Buds, Ivory
Jan Lutz is “The Apron Lady” who currently publishes eight different flirty apron patterns. She writes:
A fashionable; flattering fit that is easy to create, is my foremost concern with each pattern I design. We are so fortunate to have so many great fabric choices in the market today. As seamstresses there is no reason not to bring some of that creative fun into our homes!
You can view the front covers of the apron patterns at The Apron Lady’s website.