Wednesday, April 9, 2008

The Apronista Project

Thank you for your sweet comments about my apron as well as my new haircut yesterday. I’ve given up being blonde and was letting the color grow out. I got impatient and had it cut off the other day. I’m going to just be myself in my ripe old years.

Moving on to sewing fun, this is apron month for me. Yesterday was Finny and Donk’s Sewing Adventure apron project. Today it’s The Apronista Vintage Apron mission for April.



There aren’t any vintage fabrics in my stash. So a trip to Jo-Ann’s yet again netted me materials I felt had a bit of an old-fashioned look to them.



The McCall’s pattern I used is a replica of a vintage pattern.



And here is the result of my endeavors. I really think it’s a cute apron and all the binding was good practice for me as I’m trying to improve in that area. The apron has been added to my Special Olympics donation stockpile for their fund-raising event.



Speaking of sewing aprons, Lyn on The Apronista forum mentioned Jay Gilbertson’s book
Moon Over Madeline Island last week so I ordered it. It is the story of two best friends who begin a new life as entrepreneurs sewing aprons on an island in northern Wisconsin (Lake Superior). Naturally there’s more to the tale, but I’ve not read it yet. Here’s the author’s web site.

32 comments:

meg said...

Great job on the apron(s)! You're looking very sassy, by the way. :)

hunnybunny said...

That is one of my favorite apron patterns, the end result is always so beautiful. Yours is no exception. What do you think of the book so far?

SOINSPIRED said...

You look so stinkin cute in that apron! You need one in several color combinations.

Alice said...

Love the 'new' hair - there comes a time for all of us when the natural color actually looks younger on us than the dyed look. ongratulations on the apron!

a pink-bee said...

What a neat apron ! Love the projects you share ~ you get SO much done :)
Have a happy day :)
crystal
oxox

Taylor Design said...

June, you look so cute in that apron! I should start calling you June Cleaver! Great work!

Yummers! said...

Well look at you Junie Moon... all decked out with a new hair cut which is 'cute as a bug' on you... you look sassy!! And... that adorable apron. It really does look fun on you. I think you should keep it.

I just read the book description to my husband and he choked, "I thought you said Aprons... ha, ha,ha". What do men know!!

Goody bags done... need to clean the house. I'll pretend I'm a Merry Maid.
Joni

Heidi said...

Gosh, your hair looks GREAT!

Kristie said...

I've been to Madeline Island. That's not far from where my family comes from.

I did the same thing growing out my red dye. There comes a point where two-tone just isn't doing it anymore. Gray is beautiful!

Rosie's Whimsy said...

Oh Junie...that is a cute one!!

:-) Rosie

Pat said...

This apron is really sweet -- I love it on you!
I also love your new haircut and natural color!
Thanks for the book recommendation!
Hugs, Pat

elizabeth said...

adorable! and such a cute pose.

elizabeth said...

adorable! and such a cute pose.

Dena Berg (SugarShop) said...

Such a cute apron. Love it!

rohanknitter said...

That project turned out great - what a cute pattern! I love the picture of you modeling it!

ps. About those dishcloths I have on the blog- they are the regular ballband pattern. The edges aren't really that neat, it's the camera angle. : ) I try to keep the yarn fairly tight at the edges and that helps some. I've seen places online where people have come up with solutions to make the edges neater, but I've never tried one. I could practically do that pattern blindfolded and I guess I'm too lazy to try something different. ; )

She'sSewPretty said...

Your apron is adorable! I saw it on flickr and had to come read about it!

Jan said...

Golly Junie Moon,
That's the cutest apron I ever did see.
Love the hair, ordering the book, working on my FaDSA considering kniting washcloths. I think you've become my inspiration on how to live a meaningful life. Keep up the good work.

Abiding said...

I love seeing these pictures of you! Your fun spirit shines through, plus I love your haircut!

Storybook Woods said...

June you look just beautiful. Clarice

Mrs.Kwitty said...

The apron is fantastic JunieMOon--and you look absolutely cute-as-a-button in it! LOL I love that picture of you!
Smiles, Karen

Kim Bates said...

Darling apron! And I love your hair! I am doing the same thing- no more color and short! Jamie Lee Curtis is my idol! You go girl!

Thimbleanna said...

Eeeek! How cute June!!! It's just adorable and I think I even have that pattern. Thanks for the inspiration!

meg said...

Love, love, love it, Junie Dearest! I think I have that pattern stashed away- I'll have to think about putting one together (how much binding is it, really?)

catherine said...

That apron is pretty cute! And so is that lady wearing it. Oh man, I love aprons. I've never made one but I'm slooowly inching towards it.

Thanks for the book recommendation! I love the book premise (do I ever!) and good to read light books aren't always so easy to find. I have it on order from my library now.

Thanks Junie :)

Carol said...

That's a lot of binding to sew! I would make a mess of it for sure.
You and your apron are as sweet as can be :)

Teresa @ PlumWater Cottage said...

Cute apron (and haircut, too!!). One thing I love about blog reading is book recommendations. Just checked my local library catalog online and reserved that book and the sequel. Thanks!

Diana said...

Well, aren't you the cutest gal in that pretty apron!!! Love your curtsy!

Gumbo Lily said...

Junie, you're adorable! I love your new haircut and also your "going natural." I am too, so you're in good company!!

Love that apron! I made one very similar to it. There was (and maybe still is) a free apron pattern at www.susanbranch.com. Look in her "store" and then I think there's this cute printable pattern near the bottom of the page.

Jody

Gumbo Lily said...

Okay Junie, I found the free pattern (and a few others) at:

http://www.susanbranch.com/shopping/patterns.cfm

Jody

kim said...

Cute!

calamitykim said...

your apron looks lovely! The roses- excellent projects and the rolodex! wow! You've been busy! Congrats on all the fun stuff!

albertapostcards said...

I love that apron and I know how much work that was adding all that binding (curves and all!). It's quite a retro style and I love it. Oh, and what a great model too :)

Diane