Tuesday, November 29, 2011

Candy Canes and Reproductions


While over reading at a favorite blog last month I happened across this Holiday apron pattern.  Before I get too caught up in my thoughts I have to tell you how wonderful Barbara's blog is. Aptly named Oodles and Oodles it is filled with vintage finds and family stories.  She is a talented writer who invites you in and shares with her funny quips and smart facts.  If you haven't already subscribed to her posts I know you will and if your lucky you can snag an item from her Etsy shop or her Ebay auction.


With my holiday corsages out and ready for decorating I knew this would be a perfect peppermint pairing.


 I do love patterns but it seems I have such a hard time following them exactly.  I brought the ruffle all the way up to the ties.  My peppermint stick is donning a white bow instead of a red one.  The sash needed more contrast so I chose stripes?  The one thing I did follow was the tie lengths and they came out too short for my liking. You can barely tie the bow?  As I look at the cover photo on the pattern I notice these little models have hardly a waist anyway.  Maybe I just need to bake and not actually eat the cookies!  


Barbara, thank you for the daily inspiration.  I had such fun altering this reproduction.  It is fun to step back in time and pretend even if for just a moment....

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24 comments:

Kim K. said...

Such a festive apron. I'd love to have that teeny tiny waist (hee hee). I'm smitten with your vintage corsage. Barbara's blog is one of my favorites.

Barbara said...

Oh, you are so nice to me. Your apron is just adorable. I always wanted to make the one that looks like a rooftop - it's that chimney pocket that I love. Oh, and the stuffed Santa that goes in it <3 <3 <3.

Little Susie Home Maker said...

I think this is a really charming make over! I would need the longer ties as well! Aprons are fun, but with Christmas themes, they are even better. The candy cane and stripes make it look very yummy. On my way now to check out, Oodles and Oodles.
Blessings,
Susie

LV said...

I do not sew and never have, but I love anything handmade. That apron is so pretty. People tend to be wearing them more now.

Perfectly Printed said...

Love the candy cane!!

chris

laurie -magpie ethel said...

I'm eating those cookies right along with you. Adorable apron and great photo!

Sandie said...

Love the Apron! And the Santa one is so cute too! Happy Rednesday!

Ruby Jean said...

Oh isn't that ADORABLE... Of course you know I LOVE LOVE LOVE aprons... I actually wear mine when I am out and about town.. It's funny the reactions I get... :)

Sewn With Grace said...

You've done it again! Simply wonderful! I totally get the waist thing, can't figure how they all had such tiny waists back then!

GardenofDaisies said...

Renee, you always make the cutest aprons!! I like the ruffles all the way up to the waist.

Into Vintage said...

I hope we'll see you modeling one your charming aprons soon! :-) I agree with Barbara, I'd love to see the rooftop apron all sewn up as well (in case you're taking requests) ;-)

Sweet Bee Cottage said...

Oh my peppermints! That is adorable and looks so cute in its little home. (Couldn't help but notice the picnic tins.....love 'em!)

Kathy said...

Beautiful! I love the way you make it your own with your little changes. Barbara's blog is great - BTW!!

tammyCA said...

Yes, Oodles is great...love her hoosier & jadeite & vintage goodness. Such a cute Christmas apron...I have a special fondness for red/white stripes, candy stripes...when we were little I went to visit my best friend who had a little candy-striped apron on while she was doing her chores/cleaning. I just loved that. Sweet memories it evokes.

Diane Mars said...

The apron is just darling and yes you are right I had a waist like that when I was in my 20's! I too love Vintage Corsages very fun to collect! Hugs, Diane

~~Carol~~ said...

I like how you revised the pattern and made that apron your own! The picture of it on the mannequin, with the picnic basket and bread boxes is one of the best I've seen, and it belongs in a magazine!
Happy REDnesday,
Carol

Sarah ~ Magnolia's Attic said...

Adorable apron - I love your changes to the pattern! And I sure wish today's waistlines were as tiny as those way back when!! I guess they just didn't sample as they baked!
Happy Rednesday!

Nan said...

Oh the candy cane apron bring back memories of my Mom's she made one in my childhood.

busymartha said...

So cute Renee! I just saw your tags at Creative Breathing, love, love, love them! Marilyn

Creative Breathing said...

Room makeover? You had me running here right away! Oh Renee, your aprons are so charming, I smile with each new one you create. I absolutely loved your Giveaway apron. Such a talent you are. So lucky you share yourself with us! E

gotheart said...

That apron is too adorable. I could eat it up. Thanks for sharing this beautiful treasure!

Corey Moortgat said...

so cute!!! And I love that little house on top of those tins!

donna said...

Your apron is so cute. Love the pattern. I like how you brought the ruffle all the way to the top.
Hugs
donna

❁Velma ~Down Our Country Road❁ said...

Cute apron! And I think the white bow makes a lovely contrast. Have you noticed that all the the models in the vintage patterns have tiny waists. Maybe they didn't eat back then. ;/ LOL