Stringless Apron Tutorial

Old 11-20-2014, 10:02 AM
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Originally Posted by Krystyna View Post
Thank you, Ronda!
Actually, this is what I usually wear for safety's sake, but it was too hard to do a tutorial on it


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Thank you, thank you, thank you for the excellent tutorial, but most of all for the good laugh! For use in the kitchen, I think I'll add a tie right under the bust to pull it in a bit over my more than ample belly, but for use as a travel bib while eating in the car or on the go, several without ties. Still laughing!!!
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Old 11-20-2014, 10:18 AM
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I am short so the fact that it is loose would not be a problem with the stove. I think it would be a great apron for the kitchen clean up after a meal. Ha ha even during a meal to keep that ranch dressing off your shirt.
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Old 11-20-2014, 10:34 AM
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Originally Posted by elnan View Post
Thank you, thank you, thank you for the excellent tutorial, but most of all for the good laugh! For use in the kitchen, I think I'll add a tie right under the bust to pull it in a bit over my more than ample belly, but for use as a travel bib while eating in the car or on the go, several without ties. Still laughing!!!
The "travel bib" idea is a good one!! Those stops at fast food places on the road always end up with "special sauce" dripping down my front. Good tute -- thanks. Give my regards to Olga -- she's looking good these days.
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Old 11-20-2014, 10:40 AM
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The "travel bib" idea is a good one!! Those stops at fast food places on the road always end up with "special sauce" dripping down my front. Good tute -- thanks. Give my regards to Olga -- she's looking good these days.
What you don't see in the photo is that Olga is standing next to the fire place!!!!

OK, since you all confessed to being a little bit on the sloppy side, I've been using mine for those times I eat something on the sofa while watching TV. It inevitably ends up on my chest -- or worse yet -- in my bra!
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Old 11-20-2014, 02:51 PM
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It's so unfair that the "Boob Fairy" doesn't come until we're long past wishing we had any, and they do tend to get in the way -- ie. trying to drink something in a stemmed glass while sitting down.

As for the 'round the waist part ... I seem to remember buying this narrow, stiff flat white fabric-covered-plastic to use as a shaper in the top of those thread bins made of fabric. I also used it when making a nursing cover. Would that be strong enough to put around the waist to hold it in a bit? How about if it were doubled. What we need is a giant "slap" bracelet like the kids used to wear. There's got to be something out there that would work.
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I believe that preventing burns IS a kindness. Sorry you took offense but in my profession (retired RN) teaching safety was a large part of my responsibilities. I have seen many burns from kitchen accidents and I would do all I could to prevent such an occurrence. My post was not to condemn anyone but to point out the potential for severe harm. Just because someone has used a specific item without harm does not render it safe, it only makes the user fortunate that no harm has been done. Nothing I posted reflected on the quality of a well done tute...it merely pointed out a safety issue that had most likely not been considered in the past. I feel no shame for my post!
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My goodness ladies, I am sure that Krystyna deliberately took the time and energy to make a tutorial about an apron she hates (and uses all the time) just so that everyone could burn up in their kitchen for Thanksgiving??? NOT!!! I thought we are too treat each other with respect and kindness on this board and that first post about safety was anything but kind...no one is forcing anyone else to make anything they don't want to or feels is unsafe??? I'm not sure I would ever venture to have the courage to put a tutorial on this board if it were received as this one has been??? Shame shame...

Krystyna, I think your tute was very well done...great pics and directions...cute fabrics!!! Thanks much!!
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Old 11-21-2014, 06:01 AM
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Thank you so much for the tute, Krystyna...quite complete and I will be making some. In re to the safety issue if that is a concern for some....why couldn't you just take a long strip of bias tape (your choice of width), stitch up the open side, and just tie it around your waist if cooking?....would only take a nano second to stitch and wouldn't even have to be attached.
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Originally Posted by blueheavenfla View Post
I believe that preventing burns IS a kindness. Sorry you took offense but in my profession (retired RN) teaching safety was a large part of my responsibilities. I have seen many burns from kitchen accidents and I would do all I could to prevent such an occurrence. My post was not to condemn anyone but to point out the potential for severe harm. Just because someone has used a specific item without harm does not render it safe, it only makes the user fortunate that no harm has been done. Nothing I posted reflected on the quality of a well done tute...it merely pointed out a safety issue that had most likely not been considered in the past. I feel no shame for my post!
I feel the same way. I would never wear something long and floppy like that, no matter how well the tute was done. And the tute was done beautifully. But I can adapt that pattern to something I can wear. Like sew "strings" onto the sides. LOL It is actually a very cute way to put it together.
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If I wore an apron like that to bake cookies, the ONLY way it could catch on fire is if I took a stick and poked the ends down into the bottom of the oven where the flames are. It's really not easy to get to naked flame, at least not in my stove and I think my stove is a pretty average/normal stove. Range top cooking...why would you lean your body over a lit range in the first place? Wouldn't your boobs catch on fire, strings or no strings? LOL

I've cooked in a lot of floppy outfits, hunching over large open flame (campfires) and no problems. I'll wrap my sleeves over my hands and shove my arms right into the flames to grab a pan...never had a problem. I wear cotton almost exclusively (wouldn't reach into a fire with polyester on) and it just doesn't seem to catch on fire very easily.

I don't understand why this apron would be significantly more dangerous than any other apron for cooking in your average kitchen. Working with machinery, I would definitely see the danger. But for cooking on modern appliances...I don't get it.
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Old 11-21-2014, 07:21 AM
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Originally Posted by Krystyna View Post
Thank you, Ronda!
Actually, this is what I usually wear for safety's sake, but it was too hard to do a tutorial on it


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Have you been in my kitchen when I'm cooking? It is suppose to be secret! (you actually made me snort!!)
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