What a great surprise this morning to find a Monarch butterfly taking nectar from the giant Cosmos in bloom in my garden. It's a little late for the Monarchs to be in this area, so she must have had businesss that kept her from joining the majority of her kin a little earlier this fall on their way to Mexico.
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This fun apron has a stamped pear on a muslin pocket. I used black fabric paint to color it in and then added a row of black buttons underneath for added embellishment. This half-apron style seems to have been one of the most popular lengths worn in the '60's. This cotton fabric is a ticking design with art deco flowers of orange, mustard and yellow. The band is a left-over orange and beige check fabric. The ties are also in solid orange.
Posted by Diana at 4:32 PM
This denim and bandana apron is a hoot. The scallops are trimmed with bias bandana fabric as well as a bias strip across the band. The pockets are gathered at the top with the same bias trim. I added charms dangling from beads on each pocket. The paisley-shaped bandana images look somewhat like boots from a distance. This was a total surprise. How about wearing this to a bar-b-que?
Posted by Diana at 4:28 PM
On a muslin base, I used decorative rick-rack from my Stash. I sewed on one layer, then lined it with muslin after all the trim had been applied. The final embellishment was white shirt buttons scattered between the decorative rows. The trims drew the muslin up causing a rippled effect. At first I was dissappointed, but now I really like the look. I hope you enjoy this step back into the past, also.
Posted by Diana at 4:23 PM
This one was my first fun time with a new fiber-related venture. With a half-apron style, I used fabric from a wild pair of garage-sale pants. The over-skirt is turquoise tulle, embellished with red silk roses. The band has an overlay of lace accented with turquoise glass beads. I used red taffeta for the ties in the back. I thought the dressform looked quite stunning with the Barbara Bush style beads from the '60's.
Posted by Diana at 3:37 PM
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