Thanks for all your sweet comments about it Monday… there are more photos over on flickr.
You will be miffed when I tell you how simple it was. It’s important for you to remember that I am both lazy AND creative… and sometimes that combo just works!
I bought 2 yards of apron fabric for $3 a yard. The ridiculously cute and old-fashioned cherry trim was already on the fabric. I measured around me a little less than twice and cut it. I hemmed the top and the bottom, and then I sewed up the back (think large tube here). I wound some elastic thread on my bobbin and sewed for 7″ to make the bodice. A couple of strategically placed straps later, and I am good to go.
I have worn this every. day. for a week now. I’ve never made anything that I would actually wear out and about- this is very exciting to me. I will be making one for every day. OOOOOOOOOh, how cute would that be? Days Of the Week smocked dresses? Break my hearrrrrrt. Ellie, I blame you for this new surge in my sewing courage and productivity. Thank you.
And now, Dear Sweet Readers, I am off. Actually… as we speak I am WAY way way up North in the Porcupine Mountains camping my little heart out. Please forgive me for not answering the comments… I have no phone or computer for the next week. I’m probably sitting in a tree somewhere fake-blogging and going through withdrawal. I will miss you (and Google) terribly.
See you August 18th! Y’all be good now, ya hear?