mothers day aprons

Tessuti recently released a free apron pattern, and I instantly knew that it would make a great Mother’s Day present for two very special Mums in my life.

MBM_Apron 01

I made this apron for my Mum. I managed to use the very last bits of fabric I had leftover from my Yanta overalls and the floor pouf.

MBM_Apron 03

I love the way the apron crosses over in the back. It’s very simple to get on and off, once you’ve done it a few times.

MBM_Apron 02

This “HEAR ME ROAR” label from Kylie & The Machine was the perfect addition to the roomy front pocket.

MBM_Apron 08

And here’s my Mum, wearing her new apron! She loved it so much, she said she didn’t want to get it dirty!

MBM_Apron 04

The second apron I made was for my Mother In Law. Red is very much her colour, and I knew this would really suit her.

MBM_Apron 05

About 2 years ago, I hemmed one of her dresses, and I kept the lace scrap that was cut off. It was the perfect shade of red for the apron, so I hand stitched it to the front.

MBM_Apron 07

There was a decent amount of patching needed for this apron. I didn’t have enough fabric to cut it all at once, so I had to join bits together as I went. As you can see, I didn’t have enough for the straps, so I ended up using a red checked fabric that actually came from the shirt my now-husband was wearing when we first met!

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Patched pocket and “DREAM BIG” label from KATM.

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My Mother In Law loves her new apron, she didn’t take it off all day and insisted she would only wear it when cooking for special dinner parties!

GARMENT DETAILS

  • Pattern brand/name/number: Tessuti Apron Pattern by Tessuti Fabrics
  • Style/size: One size
  • Fabric: Blue and white striped cotton which was once a pair of curtains, purchased from my local op-shop. Red drill-like fabric that has been in my stash for years, lace from my Mother In Law’s dress, and red check cotton fabric cut from my husbands’ old shirt
  • Notions: Labels from Kylie & The Machine, matching thread
  • Modifications/alterations: 
    • None, other than patching together the red fabric

Now I think it’s time to make one of these aprons for myself!

Mitty x

 

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