Monday, April 11, 2011

Giveaway winner AND my 1941 apron

Thanks everyone for such nice comments about the EvaDress competition!  It's so much fun to share good news with all of you!

Thanks also to everyone who entered the giveaway...I wish I could give each and every one of you the pattern of your choice (as I would love to see them all made up!)

So without further ado...onto the winner...

The winner of the giveaway is Seersucker Sally!  YAY! Congrats! If you're not already following Seersucker Sally's blog, you really must go and have a look! She made the loveliest blue swing dress as part of Casey's swing dress sew-along.  Congrats--can't wait to see what you make up with the EvaDress pattern.  Just send me an email (myhappysewingplace[at]googlemail[dot]com) and we'll get it all sorted!

I also finished my 1941 apron!!  I made it from a lovely polka dot cotton fabric:

It's from McCall 917 and I must say, I really adore this pattern.  Everything from the ruffled sleeves to the adorable pockets, to the t-bar and bow back!

Here's a photo of the bow in the back!
Instead of just narrowly hemming the bow in the back, I faced it with some black linen material (actually the same black linen material used to make the Burda dress I am wearing underneath the apron--pictures of that coming soon--I want to take some photos of the dress outside too!)  I did this because the back side of this polka dot material is white and I knew parts of the back side of the bow would show once it was all tied up and I thought it would look much better with the black background (I would have used the polka dot material--but I didn't have enough!)

Here's a picture of the arm ruffle....I did the same thing with the arm ruffles because I knew the underside would show.  The instructions said to just hem the edges of the arm ruffle, but like the back bow, I wanted a more 'finished' look.  I didn't want my hems and the backside of the material to show!  So I also faced the shoulder ruffles.

I also really adore the pockets on this apron, which have their very own ruffles:
 
Can I invite you in for a cup of tea?  These apron definitely makes me want to host a large dinner party or bake a loaf of bread....
Or whip up a souffle:




Or drink some wine! HA! That's my favorite part of cooking anyways ;-)

Cheers everyone!  Hope your week is off to a great start!!

23 comments:

  1. Oooh that apron is perfect! You'r so talented! :)

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  2. Ooooh, I love it!! That's a great idea to back the ruffles and bow, it definatley gives it a great finish :) x

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  3. Apron by itself - marvelous!
    Apron with souffle - enchanting!
    Apron with wine - mega extra super lovely!

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  4. girl you were born at the wrong time, you fit so well in the 40's. I love the apron and the hair, so right on you.

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  5. I love the apron. You are right, just looking at it makes me want to don one and hit the kitchen or, at least, the wine!

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  6. Ah this is so cute, love the fabric, its too pretty to get messy! :)

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  7. Super cute, I love that curved wall in your photo, is that your house?

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  8. LOVE THE APRON! It looks absolutely wonderful on you! :D

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  9. Perfect with the teacup and teacozy:)

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  10. Your apron is one of the cutest I've ever seen!!! Lovely poses too...I love the tea one most ;o)

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  11. i just popped over to look at your photos again, i LOVE them!

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  12. It's so darling! You look like a true vintage chef! Love the ruffles! Don't things like that make you smile? So fun! Lovely, lovely job!

    xoxo,
    Sunni

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  13. Awesome! I got all freaky last year when I made an apron re. the wrong side of the fabric showing!!

    Also, your souffle totally cracked me up!

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  14. ADORABLE!! Another fantastic creation. By the way ,thank you so much for your wonderfully kind comments on my blog post. My hubby and I thank you ever so much for your best wishes! xoxo

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  15. I love this, fabulous, I really must make myself a 'pinny'!

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  16. Wow, beautiful apron! Would definitely inspire me to bake something. :) Also, you totally made me laugh with those photos -- especially of whipping up the souffle, you're too funny!

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  17. That apron is darling, Debi! Polka dots AND ruffles?! I don't think it can get any better. ;) Can't wait to see the dress you made to wear with it too--it looks pretty from the little snippets I can see in the photos!

    ♥ Casey

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  18. Debi - that is so cute!! And I have to admit that I am really nuts at the moment to make a dotted dress..I don't know if it is because it is spring or what but I've been looking at dots all week.

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  19. Oh I love the apron! It is really adorable. I love that you took the time to line it too, I daresay I would probably never bother but what a difference it makes! (Your hair looks fab, too!)

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  20. Congrats, Sally! And Debi, I love the red polka dot fabric with the ruffles (and your tea cozy!!).

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  21. So pretty, you look great in red! I love how you took the time to face the ruffles, looks so professional. Would you know where I can buy this pattern from?

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  22. That apron is sooooooo cute! I adore the fabric you have made it from too...did you buy it online? I am looking for something similar to make a sun dress x

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I read each and every comment--thank you so much!

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