Well if you are a facebook friend, you would have seen my goofy attempt at dressing in the 1800's. No, that is not my hubby, some random guy walking by, I think he was part of the civil war encampment. I will explain the interesting apron, further down.
|yes that is a trundle machine! So much fun in lace up boots!|
|The historical society ladies, portarying our founding spinster sisters, the Cahoons|
Which brings me to the apron tutorial, and Doily Jewelry Holder Tut
If you notice the stunning apron I am wearing, you'll detect a flower bouquet upside down on my chest, with a matching one towards the bottom. Yes, this was formerly a dresser scarf, one in decent condition, but way oversized for my general use. It fit my body pretty good, so I decided to make up an apron with it, by adding interfacing behind the bib part, and adding a waist band, ties and neck strap. Pretty straightforward, the only addition was to add an underskirt behind the apron to visually widen it and create more coverage.
Here are the steps in pictures:
|a touch of elastic behind, cinched the bodice a bit for contour|
|Even Kitty likes my new apron!|
|See the jewelry holder hanging proudly in the breeze, it sold to a nice lady who sold me a lemon bread! Yum!|