I cut the fabric to the size that I wanted the apron to be and added about 1 inch for the seams. I used my serger to finish all the fabric edges for a more professional look. I didn't have a pattern, so I kind've just made the design as I went along. Here's the first picture!
What do you think of the colors that I used? The embroidered "Katheron" was totally off from the color of the ruffles and the band. I didn't have the correct color of embroidery thread to match. So...I used what I had.
The apron was plain. Too plain. My husband Keith even said it was too plain. He suggested that I add a large pocket with embroidery on it. Then another light bulb came on. My brain switched gears and decided to use different shades of yellow. So, I anxiously look for an embroidery pattern with different colors of yellow. Tada! Lemons!!
Check out the lemons a little closer. The name "Katheron" is so bright and the ruffles are kind of more orangy. So, I used just a tad of that "orangy-yellow" in the lemons! Oh, and lemons are perfect for the apron!!!
There's a short story about the ruffle. My friend Susan introduced me to "the ruffler" footing. I watched her use this amazing gadget while making all the ruffles for several pararie skirts. I had to have one. So....guess what I got for Mother's Day??? A ruffler!!! That ruffler makes basting and gathering ruffles a thing of the past. How many times have you broken the thread pulling the ruffles together?? Many, many times!!!! So what does the ruffle look like up close?
And that yellow fabric? I didn't buy it! My friend Katie had asked me to cut off her long bridesmaid dress and make a much shorter dress. So, what's a girl to do with the left over yellow fabric? Make ruffles!!! So now that you've seen this sweet and fresh apron, what do you think?