Saturday, April 19, 2008

Cafe Apron

I decided to make Amy Butler's Cafe Apron for my sister's birthday in February, oh well, at least I got it done in the same year. I wasn't as happy with the Freshcut fabrics (Heather Bailey) I picked out as I would of liked. I think I played it too safe and maybe they are too matchy matchy. It's hard too when you can't find all the fabrics locally and you have to order some of them online.

The pattern was not really a pattern but a series of simple math calculations with which you arrive at the measurements used to construct your own pattern. I'm still not sure I really liked the approach. It definitely makes it hard if you are making the apron as a gift. When I buy a pattern, I think I don't really want to be doing any math, I just want to cut out the pattern and make it. This is also the first real patchwork project I have made. But overall, I really like the result and it's reversible with the stripe fabric on the other side. A very expensive apron.

3 comments:

  1. It's beautiful! Thanks so much for your review and the photos.

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  2. Trying to buy this pattern do you know where I can buy one.

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  3. I don't think it is sold anymore. You could always try eBay for a used one. I already sold mine to someone.

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