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Who wants lemonade, give me pie.

Everybody knows about making lemonade with lemons, let's get a little fancier than that.

I think I put this together in a day; well I sewed it in a day. The prep work and design and such always take longer than you think, but this apron was SO worth it. I love aprons, mostly for the nostalgia even though I don't always wear them when I should or could. Aprons are versatile and can be decorated with just about any theme or fabric. I'm hoping to get a kit put together. I've got the design ready and will post that on the website for sale by the end of the month.

The Im-Perfect Print

This big bold pattern of a lemon bouquet was perfect for making this apron. My next project with it will be a couple placemats.

Even though the lemons on this fabric are over-sized and make a great fit for an apron or a home dec item, when the fabric came in I was a little disappointed; I wanted something to fussy cut for cute little 6 or 8" blocks. That feeling quickly subsided when I came up with the idea for an apron. The 20" repeat worked great!

First step was selecting fabrics for this summery apron. The subtle cross hatched blue picked up just enough of the blue/green in the leaves bouquet. And who doesn't LOVE a good black and white buffalo check. This one is on bias so it adds just enough extra visual interest. I didn't want to overwhelm with too many colors and I wanted the embroidery design to stand out so a simple tonal white was used for the chest pocket.

Make your own

If you have an apron pattern you love I have listed below the fabrics used. They're all available on the website. I am adding the embroidery design next week. And am working on a kit that will have a written how to and pattern template along with the embroidery design and fabrics.

Body: Lemon bouquet by Benartex

Straps: Hoffman Screen Print S#G8565

Accent: Pricilla's Prettie's, Black Bias Yardage

Pocket: STOF Fabrics White tonal 4570 202

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