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    Aprons were a success!

    I madly sewn for days to get full aprons finished for
    the bird expo this past weekend. I went to the expo
    with 8 full aprons (KNOWING that 7 were already sold).

    A local bird foundation was the one that bought 6 aprons.
    Saturday they decided that they wanted 6 more aprons.
    Then on Sunday afternoon come "settle" up time for vendors
    the president of the foundation came to pay me, while she was
    doing that she told me to add yet ANOTHER 6 to the order.
    That is a total of 18 aprons for the foundation.

    Another vendor purchased one apron than came back to
    order another.

    That is a total of 20 aprons sold this weekend.

    Since I used up ALL my premium cotton muslin (I used for lining)
    had to go buy more muslin, and more base fabric for the aprons.

    Soon as I get the shipment of bird fabric in (had to order more)
    I will begin making the 13 aprons needed.
    Louise - Ya-ya to Zachary April 13 2015. I collect mugs from the U.S. and around the world. Also collect handmade pincushions, sewing/quilting themed fabrics, and fabric in general.

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    That's terrific news Louise good for you! I love that kind of happy expo news.
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    A local friend also makes aprons for little girls. She has quite a business making matching mommy and daughter aprons. Congrats on your success!

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    That is fantastic! Must make you feel good to have such a big order!
    Debra

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    Wonderful! It's always nice to hear a success story.

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    Happy to hear your aprons were a success. What style of apron pattern did you use? Would have been great to see a picture as I'm a visual person!!

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    I will post pictures of the 3 aprons I have photos of
    when I get home from work today.

    No fancy pattern just created a template using copier
    paper and traced the basic outline on the fold for the
    full apron and for the half just cut rectangles in the size
    I wanted.



    Quote Originally Posted by lindaschipper View Post
    Happy to hear your aprons were a success. What style of apron pattern did you use? Would have been great to see a picture as I'm a visual person!!
    Louise - Ya-ya to Zachary April 13 2015. I collect mugs from the U.S. and around the world. Also collect handmade pincushions, sewing/quilting themed fabrics, and fabric in general.

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    I love aprons and would love to see a pictures of yours.

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    That is great. Can you post a picture?
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    Please post pics. I have been accused of wearing aprons to bed! I wear one all the time.

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    Per all your requests here are the aprons I made.

    They are just simple aprons nothing fancy, smaller pocket
    up top with a narrow slot for a pen or whatever, a larger pocket
    on bottom with 2 narrow slots at the middle.

    I line my fabric with premium cotton muslin so that they are
    more stable and will hold up better.

    For the neck strap I used my kam snaps and made it so that
    they can be adjusted.

    First picture is of the half apron.


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    The thing that amazed me the most was how it was snowing on Sunday
    and still in the afternoon it got busy at the bird expo.
    Louise - Ya-ya to Zachary April 13 2015. I collect mugs from the U.S. and around the world. Also collect handmade pincushions, sewing/quilting themed fabrics, and fabric in general.

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    I wear a quilting apron for my longarm business. It stays on me most of the time. I can go braless and I love it. It also came in handy when my jean zipper broke yesterday LOL. Do they still have those apron patterns that cover up some of the shoulder/sleeve area? I think I want to make one of those for when I'm doing dishes and already dressed to go out the door.
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    would love to see them!!!
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    very nice job!!!!
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    Quote Originally Posted by carolynjo View Post
    Please post pics. I have been accused of wearing aprons to bed! I wear one all the time.
    My husband's grandmother was buried with her apron on. I never saw her without one.
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    Those are so cute.

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    Quote Originally Posted by homebody323 View Post
    I wear a quilting apron for my longarm business. It stays on me most of the time. I can go braless and I love it. It also came in handy when my jean zipper broke yesterday LOL. Do they still have those apron patterns that cover up some of the shoulder/sleeve area? I think I want to make one of those for when I'm doing dishes and already dressed to go out the door.
    If I am thinking right those were called cobbler aprons.......must be a pattern somewhere.

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    That is so great, and I would also like to see pictures.

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    Wow! I know that made your day ,how exciting to have a successful event

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    Those are just grand ! !
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    just perfect!
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    Oh please would love to see a picture of your aprons.

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    Sorry should have looked . LOVE the aprons.

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