It’s going to be a jam packed, fun-busy summer weekend in Utah in just a couple of days. We’ve got the highly anticipated Craft Lake City 2013 DIY Festival, in it’s 5th year, in which I will be participating & pedaling my goods on Friday and Saturday. Then I’m off to Park City on Sunday for Park Silly Sunday Market AND to catch the final stage and finish of the Tour of Utah bike race… oh la la. So, if you’re anywhere near the vicinity of the beautiful Wasatch mountains- get out there and have some fun- do a little shopping, dine on delicious summer fare and oogle the boys in spandex riding past on bicycles at lightning speed.
A bit of a preview below- some skirts I’ve been making for the upcoming markets showcased in an evening of goofing around, trying-to-stay-on-task modeling with my daughters. A couple of lawn cotton zippered skirts, a color block soft cotton skirt in green, two wrap around skirts and vintage altered dress into a skirt. Check back in my Etsy shop after the weekend for skirt listings.
Ahh, an apron for women, that could very well be a summer dress because it wraps all the way around in the back, better than many wrap skirts in fact. But, from the looks of it on Linda (the dress form) it’s perhaps at it’s best advantage as kitchen lingerie. Let’s take a closer look at the vintage apron pattern.
I love all the pictures, I always do on patterns. They’re always so promising with Barbie doll proportions portrayed in the drawings, how could you not purchase the dream of the impossibly tiny waist and ridiculously long legs- in any decade?
The year on the pattern is 1975- bell bottoms, feathered hair and wide collared shirts to remember a few treasured looks from that era. As you can see, it’s billed as “Misses’ Butcher Apron” whatever that means. I knew it would sew up quickly… I had to try it for myself.
I altered the neckline a bit. I do not enjoy the feel and pull of a tie-behind-the-neck apron. I changed it to fit more like a collar and not be a nuisance on the back of the neck. There are two darts on either side of the bodice area, to fit the fabric better around the bosom.
Full coverage across the bottom- from hip to hip in fact (hospital gown designers could take a page from this pattern). Much better suited as a wrap dress than apron, although with the semi-fitted bodice area, showing sexy back- why not consider the look for something sassy to wear in the kitchen? With as much (or as little) as you like underneath… “Misses’ Butcher Apron” I think not!
This floral fabric is lawn cotton, a very lightweight, soft and semi-transparent fabric to add to the apron’s flirty appeal. A swatch of wood grain fabric for pockets, blends but doesn’t overwhelm, keeps it down to business, lest you be misunderstood in any way. Oh and don’t forget the necklace… and heels.
Do I need to stock my etsy shop with this apron, perhaps for Father’s Day?