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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