Friday, December 2, 2016

For the Holiday......shhhhhhhh! It's a cover-up.....

.....just in time to keep you clean and tidy while you roll out the holiday spirit! It takes a lot of work: picking up, sweeping, dusting, waxing, decorating. Then, there's the mixing, flouring, rolling, mulling, stirring, steaming, cooking side of it. A person can get down-right messy trying to roll out the holiday.

Well, here's something that's just in time for all that stuff we have to do every December. It takes about 3 hours to make. No buttons or ties. Just slips on right over your head. You can find the pattern at Etsy and Craftsy, as well as, here, in Odessa, WA, at Experience Quilts!

Here are a bunch of different color ideas for this apron.....

My grandmother introduced me to this shift-style apron. She liked it because it covered her house dresses, well, had pockets and straps that didn't give her a headache. Here's a page from the pattern:

She said the "around the neck" apron bothered her neck and gave her a headache.

This is a pretty good gift or stocking stuffer for your stitching friend.

Or, made up, altogether, in a pretty box, tied with a red ribbon!

It's a pattern from the 1880's, I've been told. You can make it any length you like and it fits women sized small to plus whatever.

Before cutting the fabric, you can fit this. The length of the straps determine the size of the apron; so, you can lengthen or shorten the straps accordingly.

Here's the pocket. It's lined and done up with applique', which you can sew on your machine or do by hand.

That's about it for today. Oh, the pattern costs $9 retail. I'm making some up for myself this winter. You can never have too many aprons. Keeps my clothes nice underneath, no matter how messy the chore!


  1. Goodness, these are ADORABLE! I've been looking for the right apron and hadn't found it yet--but this looks perfect, with no ties or fussy ruffles. Unfortunately, I'm no seamstress. Do you know anyone who's selling them already made?

  2. Hi J.G. I love your Hotchpotch Cafe. Thanks for stopping by. I'm glad you love the apron. You can email me direct at prairiestitcher at centurytel dot net. I'll ask my daughter if she could make one for you. We'll need some measurements for fitting. Thanks, again. Kathie


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