Monday, August 8, 2016

Eternal Sunshine


I love the sunshine, but it isn't eternal! As a volunteer for Quilt Festival in Houston we were to make a garment. Since I'm not a big garment maker I made an apron. (using Amy Butler's Eternal Sunshine line)

 Love the fabric, dislike the color of the pockets. 
 I removed them and have a little leftover fabric that I'll try and make another couple of matching pockets.
It's a reversible apron so I'll have to add the pockets by hand. I kept the bright pockets on this side and may try a little embellishment. Porter is even trying to decide if he likes it or not.

Bear making really didn't prepare me for assembling this like I thought it would. It has a few humble mistakes that will stay in. It is an apron, after all.

27 comments:

  1. Congrats on finishing your first garment. As a first experience, I think you did very well. I agree with you; the pockets are stealing the show. All in all, you did very good! ;^)

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  2. How fun to work at quilt market! You will be the bell of the ball in your new apron:)

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  3. Cute! How about some appliqué on this hello pockets to bring in the main color?

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  4. What is the little building behind you in the picture? Looks cute as can be. I have been watching the tiny house television shows and wonder how people can really live in them. One show even had a quilter going to live in one. I have too much fabric and too many sewing machines for that.

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  5. That's a beautiful apron for a wonderful quilt show !

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  6. Lovely apron! Noone will see any mistake...

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  7. Lori estas muy guapa con tu precioso delantal!!
    me encanta la casa de juegos que tienes,
    las antiguas reinas los tenían en sus jardines como costurero
    se reunían allí con sus damas para bordar
    saludos

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  8. I like the idea of making an apron instead of a garment. I think clothing made out of quilting fabric would look very wrinkly very fast. Your apron is really cute (sans the eye catching pockets). Good luck replacing them by hand. An apron really does need its pockets, after all. : )

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  9. Are the pockets that new yellow highlighter colour Loai? I agree they are a bit bright and I'm a yellow person. I think a very narrow edge would be all I could handle along the pocket of that colour.

    Congrats on your finish!

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  10. Well, if you use the reverse side, everyone will certainly be able to find you in those yellow pockets. Love the apron!

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  11. Looking good. I hope to see you here in Houston.

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  12. The apron is great! You look adorable, so 1950s farm girl. If you keep the yellow pockets, everyone will know who you are, and where you are! [I ve been considering doing some garment sewing....woven wool/ cashmere cargo pants, for dog walking next winter! Being optimistic here...].

    lizzy

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  13. You did a wonderful job on the apron and the colors make it fun.
    I never wear them but I do have patterns for them, not sure who wears them now;)

    Debbie

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  14. That's a great idea for a garment. You'll be stylin' at festival.

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  15. It's s great apron! The yellow pockets will make you easy to spot :0) I hope you have lots of fun volunteering!!

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  16. I think I agree with you yellow not so much but maybe a soft orange or soft lavender ???Pocket ?otherwise you did a good job on apron.

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  17. It's cute but definitely ditch the pockets!! Are they required??

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  18. I agree with Wendy - ha ha -
    So jealous! I can't wait to hear about your adventures.

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  19. I love your apron. You could use the fabric from the reversible side for the pockets, it would blend more. If you don't need to use your pockets, you could applique them.
    Carole

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  20. I love the apron. Great job on your "garment." I agree that an apron is a garment. Now that most fabric you can buy is 100% cotton, you almost have to iron the garment to make it presentable, if you give a hoot about how you look and I gather you do. The pockets look gold outside. You could try some purple/lavender rickrack around the edge to help draw the focus back to the edge. I prefer the one fabric side. I admire your trying the pocket approach. BTW - I love your sharing your attempt with all of us and I really love the basket quilt on the wall. I saw that someone else asked about the small house behind you in the picture.

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  21. You are very pretty! I never made apron or garment...so, congrats!

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  22. Your apron is darling and the yellow fabric pockets does show up quite brightly in the pictures.
    I totally agree with the comments about doing some embellishing to the pockets to tone then down and making them look like part of the apron rather than a patch slapped on. perhaps if you have more of the apron fabric you can do an appliqué that goes with the theme of the quilt show.

    Reversible is so smart ...... but now everyone will wonder if you are wearing this side out because the other side has yesterday's lunch on it ha ha ......

    My grandmother lived in the country and always wore an apron.

    I've started wearing aprons when I am cleaning and sorting I've got a few but really it's the ones with pockets that I use over and over so I'd say get those pockets on even if you put the same ones back on after a bit of stitching to make them less in your face yellow
    Colleen
    California

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  23. Very cute! I love aprons and wear one everyday when I am cooking--pockets are a must-have. The last apron I made was from two cute coordinating prints (vintage kitchen appliances and polka dots) and the pockets look like headlights. If I make another, the pockets are going to match--lol!

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  24. Got the magazine, thanks so much. Buy the way love your apron

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  25. Got the magazine, thanks so much. Buy the way love your apron

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  26. It's an adorable apron! I hardly ever wear an apron, but think they are so cute.

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