Tuesday, April 10, 2012

Mending Monday on Tuesday

Mending Monday on Tuesday this week brings a bevy of flowers.

Spilling out of a pocket posed as a pot.
Click here to download the original size. 
 Make sure you reverse the image as it was intended to be a transfer and if necessary print in landscape mode.

The instructions so simple I see why every woman wore one.
Click here to download the pattern instructions.

Instead of the french knots I chose vintage buttons.

Fresh linen provided a perfect backdrop and white Kona cotton for lining. I should mention that I add mid-weight interfacing to my waistbands for stability.

A mix of vintage fabric and new for the trim.

This one has quickly become a favorite. I love the stitching and simplicity of the pattern. 


Anonymous said...

I just love aprons and this is a beauty!

GardenOfDaisies said...

Ohhh, this one is really wonderful! LOVE it!!

Musings from Kim K. said...

Goodness. Another fabulous Renee design. The stitching and sweet buttons adds the perfect touch.
Well done, friend.

Free Pretty Things For You said...

so SO pretty!
of course.. it was made by you!
The buttons give it the perfect little touch. :)

Tammy's in Love said...

Love the embroidered flowers! My Korean born daughter is named Susan-My very own Black Eyed Susan!


Pam said...

I've been looking for an embroidery project and found it! Thanks so much for sharing!


It's a pretty apron. Makes me smile and I think your embroidery is awesome!

SLR said...

It's just darling and so happy! Do you wear aprons alot? Maybe that's a silly question... ;)
I love to wear them around the house!

vintage grey said...

This is beyond beautiful!! Love your buttons as french knots!! YOU are so talented my dear!! Your embroidery is absolutely stunning!! ;) Thanks for the pattern!!

Mecky said...

Renee, that is a great pattern. You did a great job on it!

Carly said...

What a beauty! Amazing work!
Have a Suneday!

Perfectly Printed said...

Love the apron Renee!


Heidi [Banks of Frog Creek] said...

I love this one! Thanks for posting - it's so beautiful!

ImagiMeri said...


Kathy said...

Renee, this is gorgeous. I cannot imagine how you can turn out that embroidery so fast. That would be like a month-long project for me!

busymartha said...

This is adorable, such a sweet apron!

Josie-Mary said...

Lovely! :)

Cathy said...

Cute! (:

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Shortbread and Ginger said...

It is so pretty! Thank you for showing the instructions - might give this a go!
Liz @ Shortbread & Ginger

vivian said...

omgoodness Renee.. that apron is just freaken adorable! I love it!
I can see why its one of your favorites.
happy Day!

Corey said...

Oh, so, so cute!!! I wish I used aprons, because the ones you make are so adorable. But I guess that would mean I actually have to cook, and that's not happening anytime soon!

craftyles said...

Renee-I love the embroidery and the button centers are too cute. You just amaze me with your color sense and how much you create. Makes me want to get going over here!

Aledia said...

Thank You so much for stopping by and leaving me a sweet comment!

I'm your newest follower :)

I love aprons and this one is just beautiful!!

Have a blessed day!

Amy, a redeemed sheep said...

That is so darling! I pinned the pattern. If that's not ok, just let me know and I will remove it. =)

Hearts Turned said...

Oh, gosh, Renee! Simply adorable! So much charm and sweetness on that apron! I love stopping by--always cheers me up, sweet friend!

Wishing you the most wonderful day!


Mimos da ClaralĂș! said...

Hi Renee!
Like all the aprons you do, this is one more that was beautiful, embroidery, everything perfect. Congratulations!
Be blessed one week.

Chenille Cottage said...

Oh...Renee! You have created one of the sweetest aprons I have ever seen...and, this one is sure to be in the next issue of Apronology! You are such an artist and creator of wonderful, whimsical masterpieces!
I love...love...love your apron!
Carolynn x x x

Barbara said...

(I'm catching up on my blog reading today, can you tell?) I have one of those patterns with a flowerpot pocket, and I think it's just the cleverest thing. Love how your apron turned out - I think I like the button centers better than French knots.

Sewn With Grace said...

This is beautiful! You have done a wonderful job!

Anonymous said...

Super! Love. It. I love those sweet old patterns & have a few but never have gotten around to making them...so nice to finally see one made. The buttons are genius. :)

Georgia Peachez said...

What a beauty!

susanne said...

Love your sweet blog and all of your darling images!! Thanks so much for sharing. Sending warm wishes! Susanne