Tuesday, March 29, 2011

On the mend...

Skipping along as I have been sewing today.  I have been planning this follow up apron for a while.  It takes a lot to muster up another design...not too different...not the same.  Last week at the flea market I ran across a piece of embroidered linen that I just fell in love with.  That is when it all came together.

The Pattern---"JUNE"
This feed sack apron came from an estate sale last year and I love all the simple design, but it needs a modern make-over.  Here's my plan.

The Fabric---GINGHAM
Dark Pink Gingham--Windham Fabric
Spring Green Gingham---Windham Fabric
Vintage White Pillowcase with Crochet Trim
Vintage Embroidered Tablecloth

This is so dreamy.  Each stitch just masterfully done.  It has been sometime since I found such a bright piece of embroidery work.

The Beginning--BIB
With the design set on the diagonal I went to work piecing the bib front.  I already have a crush on it.  More mending tomorrow....I will keep you posted.


GardenOfDaisies said...

I love the embroidered cup and saucer!! I can't wait to see your completed project!

Devonay said...

I love it already! The embroidery is so sweet, and you just can't go wrong with red!

Musings from Kim K. said...

It's going to be glorious. The embroidery is so lovely. I can't wait to see more.

Jane said...

Can't wait! Love the embroidery and the gingham!

Nan said...

Oh you are sewing now too, we've been bitten by the sewing bug you and I. I am on line ordering more patterns lol. Gee patterns cost of lot these days don't they !! Will love to see what you do with the apron design. Nan

Cindy said...

Spring must be the sewing bug time...lol I laid out my material for my aprons today.But you have ne beat on cuteness...love the bib idea!!!How do you think it will hold up in the wash?I am making mine more durable for outside work.
Looking forward to the end result of yours.

Cindy of Rick-Rack and Gingham

Into Vintage said...

That embroidered piece is so charming and perfect for an apron. I'm happy to see it'll have a new life and not be stored away in a drawer. :-)

ImagiMeri said...

Hi Renee,

Gorgeous, gorgeous stuff.......can I have it????LOL Just kidding.......I wouldn't give it away if I were you. Anyhoo, I really like what you're doing with it.


~Damita's Pretty Wrap~ said...

Your blog is just fantastic!! Love it!! :) Have a great rest of the week!

Betty said...

That is a beautiful start to your apron. I love that embroidery!!