Monday, April 4, 2011

The finished product...Gingham Glory Giveaway!


Yesterday it was 91 degrees...last night we had a hail storm...this morning it was 41 degrees with 45 mph winds.  It is Kansas and the weather changes by the minute.  I earned every minute of my sewing day inside.  It was a very productive Monday.  Enjoy the big reveal!


All of the things from the first apron were happily fixed.  I am so excited that it came out better than I imagined.  


Bow wraps around  to the front.  Of course I don't have this hour glass figure anymore, but it looks cute just the same.  So much fun recreating this rick rack waist band.  You might recognize it from my recent gingham vintage apron finds.


The sweet side sweep of the ruffles.


Beautiful fluff of the ruffles.  Cross over of the ribbon tie.  Button cover closure.


This one is all about the details.  Lace, rick rack, crochet...and so much more.   I spared no detail in sewing and fully lined this one.


The bow is lined with the green gingham just for the extra touch.  I tell you, these are so fun and such sweet creations to finish.  Truly wonderful pieces of the past to enjoy. 

 Gingham Glory Giveaway

 I passed 100 followers a few weeks ago and because you all are so generous and welcoming this sweet apron can be your very own.  Just leave a comment and you will be entered for Friday's drawing. 
If you would like to add your name in twice just add a link back to this post on your blog. (let me know, though so I can add you 2x's).  Good luck every one  this is  really a favorite piece and I know you will love it as much as I loved making it.

40 comments:

donna said...

Renee your apron turned out gorgeous. Love love it. I will post about it on my blog. We had horrible winds today in Texas. No rain or hail here. But the wind was was really bad.
Hugs
donna

Kim K. said...

I can't believe you are giving away this gorgeous creation...really? Wow. You are one amazing/generous lady.

Speaking of weather, we had the worst thunderstorm around 1am. The lightening hit so close to our house that our fire alarms went off. I've never flown out of bed so fast to check on the girls. My heart got a work-out.

I've been a crafting mad-scientist today. Tomorrow, I'm doing a girls day out with my mom and sister. We're hitting at least 8 thrifting/antique stores. I'm thinking of documenting our journey.

Free Pretty Things For You said...

Oh how Totally Beautiful is this Giveaway!!
Please count me in my dear!!! :D

ImagiMeri said...

Awe geez Renee, it's amazing, and personally I would love to win it......please put my name in the hat! I've got a package all ready for you, it's just a matter of when I get to the post office. This week is crazy with my bloggers luncheon coming up on Saturday. Hopefully next week won't be too inconvenient for you.

Hugs,
Meri

Janet said...

Gorgeous! I can't believe you are giving that away! Love your blog.

Ashley @ Life Is Beautiful said...

Oh my!! This is absolutely gorgeous! What an honor it would be to wear it! (I seriously mean that!) I definitely got my fingers crossed for this one!!

-Many Smiles!!

Perfectly Printed said...

what a darling apron!! I love your blog... I have just finished creating my first blog, PerfectlyPrinted@blogspot.com
I should have my first post up soon.

chris

Mamacessories said...

This is so adorable! Please count me in! I love the details - the way you stitched the rick rack and lined the bow...truly made in the style that things had been made!
Maria

Ruth K said...

Wow! Can't believe you are giving it away, but like others: Count me in. It's Lovely. Ruth K.

Cindy said...

Renee...here in the South we talk about swooning...well I did when I saw the finished Apron!!I love the gingham.Honestly the detail in this is awesome.I will never show what I am doing..and I thought I was being creative...lol I am a larger than life real woman...so I am struggling to get one to not only be comfortable...but to not look ridiculous on me.Did you make your own pattern?Any suggestions for us larger...no waist women.I am thinking more along the lines of a smock apron.Now to find a pattern.Thanks for doing this giveaway.You truly have a generous spirit.

Cindy from Rick-Rack and Gingham

Carol said...

I follow your blog, the apron is soooo sweet
I would love to own a lovely apron like this one.

I will put this up on my post.

Love Carolxx

Folky Dots said...

I love it! Please enter me.
Thank you!

Into Vintage said...

Oh MY! I have to agree with the other comments -- you're very geneous to giveaway something you've put so much time and effort into and I would love to be the new owner. :-) Thanks for this generous giveaway!

Jane said...

My goodness, the new apron is gorgeous! I can't believe you're giving it away, but I know that the winner will truly cherish it!
Congratulations on the 100 posts milestone!
Jane-Jacksonville

Nan said...

This apron is just lovely. You do such nice work. You blog has really taken off in a short time really. I remember it was not so long ago E told us about you. I followed back when there were not more than a dozen up there.

shez said...

Oh my goodness what a sweet apron this is adorable,well done Renee

Sherry@ Ties2ThePast said...

L.O.V.E. the apron!!!
♥'s
Sherry

Angela said...

What an absolutely divine apron. My goodness, I would wear it out while shopping,lol...that is how much I LOVE this...plus the gingham..my favorite. You did an amazing job!! Congrats to 100 followers!!

Jess said...

Your apron is so beautiful. I wear an apron almost everyday, just as my Grama did. It just makes doing housework a little more pleasant especially if they are this colorful and fun! What a great pattern!

PrettyPinkPins said...

I love this apron. Ruffles Ruffles Ruffles .. so gurlie! I found your blog while visiting another blog. I'm becoming a follower nd also adding you to my blog for my favorites to visit. Thanks for inspiring us all. AND .. I live in Texas .. it was 91 here too and then in the 40's last nite. We always say .. If you don't like the weather in Texas, just give it 10 minutes and it will change!"

The Star Gal said...

Oh yes, please count me in. Love, love, love the colors (so me) and I would proudly display your beautiful apron in my kitchen.

The Star Gal in Roanoke, VA

Blue Ridge Altered Art said...

What an absolutely beautiful apron. You are very talented. ~~Sherry~~

Kimberly said...

Hello! I just discovered your blog through 'bee in my bonnet'... I'm excited to settle in with my cup of tea and enjoy all the eye candy! Have a lovely afternoon, Kimberly

birdie blue said...

absolutely darling apron, renee. i love all of your attention to detail. i'd be delighted to enter your sweet give-away.

thank you for the chance, my friend.
i'm crossing my fingers.
xo
~molly

GerryART said...

I love your apron ! ! ! ! This is the beauty I want to make, but every time I start I end up with a more-or-less tailored looking creation. I need to loosen up and add RUFFLES, BOWS, RIBBONS, FLORAL FABRICS, BRIGHT FLORAL FABRICS.
BTW, we had the high temps 94 degrees and we had the wind. Luckily all the 'weather' skipped over us.
Hugs,
Gerry

Linda Ruthie said...

I think I'm in love...I can't beleive you are giving away this incredible apron! I adore all of the details and your use of the embroidery is inspiring. Thank you for sharing and for the chance to win this wonderful creation.

Valarie said...

This is just amazing. Have a wonderful day. LOVE your blog. xxoo Valarie

shez said...

what a stunning apron so very pretty,i am a new follower i love your blog

laurie -magpie ethel said...

Wow..you are a whiz with a needles and a sewing machine. Count me in..I could rock that apron in the kitchen!

schmidt1016 said...

Well, it wouldn't fit me, but I still would love it anyway. So cute!

Leslie S. in MN
esclante at comcast dot net

She'sSewPretty said...

Oh my gosh Renee!! Your apron turned out "sew" cute!!! I think I need to get out my sewing machine and sew!! You've inspired me!

Home and Heart said...

I found you through FREE PRETTY THINGS. I would LOVE to be entered to win this darling apron! Thank you!!

Shana said...

It's a lovely apron! I like how the sash has two colors...v.nice!

Nancy ~ Inkcicles said...

Oh my, oh my! NO WAY! First time here. I found you from Free Pretty Things for You. I'll be back to see what else you've created! Simply fun and inspiring!

Thank you.

:-)

The Star Gal said...

Come on Friday!!!!!!!!

supermom said...

The amount of time and detail you put into making that apron is amazing. It's so gorgeous, it's a wonder that you can part with it.

VintageBettys said...

Wow! Your apron is beautiful what an amazing giveaway!

nanapeggy said...

I think this apron is just adorable. Wow! Can't believe that you are goving it away. Put my name on the hat! Peggy in AZ

Sewn With Grace said...

Is it too late for me to enter? I have been out of town for a week. It is just gorgeous!

Katrin said...

Hello
You have a beautiful page.
The apron is just sweet. I'll link to my blog in the sidebar.
LG Katrin