Hi everyone!!!! It’s kinda been a little crazy around here lately but I have managed to make my 3rd A Vision To Remember rag style item!!! I’m so excited that I am finally getting the hang of it. Today I am sharing the Women’s Rag Apron by AVTR made from one of my favorite fabric lines….Lost & Found Love by Riley Blake. Bobbie was kind enough to send me some from her stash to make this.
I didn’t exactly know what I wanted the finished apron to look like when I started, except for where to use the heart fabrics. From working with this fabric before, I knew I wanted to spotlight them again! Included in the pattern there is a layout you can print out and label if you wanted to. I probably will do something like that next time. I’ve kinda been just winging it with the others.
I have *finally* clipped the edges enough so that it frays!!! I definitely needed to take smaller snips than I had been. Bobbie sent me this video of her making a rag quilt and it helped to see someone else going through the process. I learn best when I have a step by step demo. Check it out here.
I do a ton of baking and it would make sense for me to wear this and whip up some MerriPoppins Signature cupcakes, right? Only I have a really small kitchen, bad lighting, and Miss H is much more photogenic than I, so we had to take these outside. Which makes me sad because it would have been perfect for my most recent order…..
I also made a couple minor changes. Instead of a frayed ruffle, I did hem mine by serging it then turning it over 1/4 inch. I also shortened my scalloped trim on accident. The kids interrupted me and before I realized it, I had lined it up at the wrong spot and I already started cutting. Ooops! So know that yours will be a little longer than mine. It still hits Miss H at a decent length, so I wouldn’t worry about it too much if you make the same mistake.
I also cut some extra long satin ribbon for the ties. I made them longer so I could tie in the front or back. All in all though, I think it turned out really cute! It’s sweet and sassy! I love the fabric combo and how everything went together since I didn’t plan every piece of fabric. This would make a cute gift for a wedding shower, birthday gift for someone who likes to bake, or maybe as a housewarming gift. There are some free tutorials to make hanging towels or oven mitts that you could coordinate a set. Just leave me a comment and I can send you the links.
Well, I hope you enjoyed my version!!!! Check back later to see what else I’m cooking up!!!
AVTR Apron Blog Tour:
3/1/16: Larissa from CBAT
3/2/16: JaNette from Merri Poppins
3/2/16: Patricia from Sew Far North
3/3/16: Melissa from Rebel & Malice
3/3/16: Ula from Lulu & Celeste
3/4/16: Denita from HattieLu Handmade
3/4/16: Essence from Amazing Adventures of Bubba and Bug
Until next time….