Monday, 27 April 2009

Altered Apron Part 2 ~ THE REVEAL

Stephanie of Just a little bit Pink has received her Apron that I made for her for the Altered Apron swap that was organised by Heather and Stephanie ~( see my previous post) I was so honoured to be chosen to make an apron for Stephanies first swap on blog ~ it had to be special but it also had to suit her taste too.
So after a bit of detective work I think I came up with something that might just suit.
Here it is.

I did have a look at making something from scratch cos i do sew LOL.

But actually I had the perfect thing ~ a vintage french maids apron that I have had for a few years and always wondered what I would do with.

So I took some vintage roses fabric

and started the frou frou business lol.

Which included 2 layers of tightly gathered netting. Then I attached some pink velvet to the waitstband and made a large detachable corsage for the waistband.

and then created a rather long rectangular brooch for the pocket
(both corsage and pocket brooch can be removed so that the apron can be washed if need be)
Of course my detective work revealed a love for butterflies :0)))
Thank you Stephanie and Heather for asking me to create for this swap I loved taking part.
Best wishes Ginny xx


Cassandra said...

Oh my goodness this is stunning! I just love it! What an amazing apron, thanks for sharing.

Amanda BUtton said...

It's lovely, like a fluffy sweet cupcake! Great job!

Debby said...

Oh gosh, this is just gorgeous!! Your blog is awesome, had a great time visiting.

Anonymous said...

This is AMAZINGLY beautiful Ginny, what a stunning apron you have created! I'm sure Stephenie is over the moon :)


Lori said...

Ginny, the apron that you made for Stephenie is beyond gorgeous!!! i love how girly and flouncy it did an amazing job...lucky girl that Stephenie!!!

The Rose Room said...

Gorgeous! Rachaelxo

Natasha Burns said...

OMG Ginny this has left me speechless! Stephenie wuold be FLIPPING!!!!

Suzie Button said...

Your apron is really gorgeous! I love how you also made the corsage and pocket goodies detachable! Gorgeous! Suzie Button

Heather ~Pretty Petals said...

Ginny, your apron is just beeeuuutiful! You made it with JUST the right amout of fluff... I LOVE that ruffled hem. The embellishments are so pretty and remind me SO much of Steph with the soft colors and butterfly. I happened to be on the phone with her when her box came today... she was squealing! hahaha

thanks to all of you for making the swap so fun!

xoxo Heather

Stephenie said...

IT"S JUST SO BEAUTIFUL!!!!! I just loooooove it so much...I've been showing everyone here at work the beautiful apron you made for me...I just love every little detail...I will charish it forever...I think I found the perfect spot to hang it at home to...I can't thank you enough for joining the swap first of all and for making me the most BEAUTIFUL apron ever...I'm going to post it on WED...That when I get my next day off...

Zita - Mlle Magpie said...

Wow, Ginny, the apron you made for Stephenie is just gorgeous! And you're so clever to make the embellishments detachable for washing - you thought of everything! I'm sure Stephenie is just loving it!

Victorian Lady said...

That is the most beautiful apron I have EVER seen!



Anonymous said...

Hi there, I love your blog, and I hope you dont mind but I've added your blog onto my blogroll on my site.

Take Care
Love Melanie xx

Anonymous said...

I am hosting a swap over on my site if you would like to join, please feel free to pop over and take a look.
Take Care
Love Melanie xxx

shabbydreaming said...

OMG!! that is stunning!! what an amazing job you did!! Super pretty! LOVE it!!

Diane said...

What a wonderful Re-worked Apron, just stunning and I love the details in the ruffles great work.

Susie said...

Just beautiful! Each picture made me go oooh and aaaah!
Susie of The Polka Dot Rose

Sandra~Romantique Inspirations~ said...

So your the woman who made this incredible apron. I went nuts over what you did to the bottom. I love the idea of mixing different materials together. You really pulled this off beautifully!! Something like this would look lovely in a long skirt with those same effects that you did on the apron. I wear long skirts, and always looking for special details like this. I'll be back again.

Have a Wonderful Day-