This is the first month I've participated in the Blogger's Dinner Party. It is a monthly link-up to share handmade placemats, table runners, napkins, trivets, aprons, potholders, dishtowels, or any other handcrafted item related to making or serving a delicious dinner. Some bloggers also share recipes. it is usually hosted by Needle and Spatula, but the August dinner party was hosted by Lindsay Sews.
My submission is the retro half apron shown above. It was made using Michael Miller Fabrics LLC Home Ec fabric. I just love the vintage vibe, and the attention to detail – like the checkered scarf on top of the round topped refrigerator. That's exactly like the frig that was in our green and yellow kitchen when I was a little girl, except the scarf on top of our frig was red and white checked. And note the cute aprons all those Susie Homemaker and Betty Crocker look-alikes are wearing. Too cute!
I adapted a Utility Aprons pattern by Renee Plains of Liberty Star, 8510 E. Santa Catalina Dr., Scottsdale, AZ 85255. But I simplified it, because I didn't want to cover that fun Home Ec fabric with extra pockets. The front panel is divided into two roomy pockets, lined with vintage yellow and white checked gingham. I added the vintage green rick-rack to ramp up the kitsch factor. (My husband bought three shoe boxes full of vintage rick-rack and bias tape at an estate sale.)
The black polka dot fabric used for the front background, back, and ties reminded me of Lawrence Welk and the champagne music makers (a TV show I watched as a little girl). Do any of you remember the Lennon Sisters? If not, ask your mom or grandma.
I've added the Blogger's Dinner Party linky to my blog. You'll find it near the bottom of the right-hand column. Consider joining us in September!
LeAnn aka pasqueflower