Jul 29, 2012

Vendor Apron - Ice Cream and Balloons

Today, some random fabrics from my stash came together to make this little cutie. A vendor apron! Everything sort of fell together, which makes for something fun and interesting rather than trying way to hard to make things match. 

The hot air balloon fabric was a large flat sheet that I found at a thrift shop ( how can people give these things away?!). The yellow tie was a former sheet as well. Seriously, if you are thrifting and come across a big sheet that is in good condition, BUY IT. They are beyond useful. The popsicle fabric was purchased at JoAnn and the floral trim was vintage and also thrifted. 

*edit*  Just made this one today with teal cotton ( yes, another sheet ), a Robert Kaufman print, a Japanese Alice glitter fabric, and vintage lace.

This came together really quickly and is a great way to combine cute fabrics and get something useful as well! Although my craft apron is self drafted, these aren't difficult to put together at all and they all look kind of similar, depending on where you put your pockets. 
If you need some tutorials, Rosey Corner Creations has good one, as does Cindy's Fabrics.

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