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Sunday, 7 April 2013

Happy Birthday Mum


Today is my Mum's birthday so I've made and posted to her this reversible apron beautifully modelled here by Flicky.





Here's a closer look at some of the detail:

buttonhole adjustable neck tie

long bow ties to allow for back or front fastening

pocket frills and bias tape bound edges

 embroidered pocket edge and my small label detail.

frilled pockets lined with the Liberty apron backing fabric.


And here's the back of this reversible apron

front fastened bow

 appliqued name detail just in case Mum forgets who she is ;)

 my large label detail with care instructions on the reverse.

And another shot of Flicky who was soooo cold during this photo shoot.  It was minus something with an icy March wind but she wore the light jeans and t-shirt so the apron could be the star of the show and she kept hurrying off the balcony back into my bedroom to try to get warm again - what a trooper!!!


I'm really pleased with how it turned out and hopefully Mum will love it too.

Happy Birthday Mum xxx

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54 comments:

  1. Wow, it's lovely. Did you use a pattern? or make this one up yourself.
    I love the long tie and the little details.

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    1. Hi Liz, I made the pattern up myself and it's had such a good response I'm wondering if I could replicate it for a tute, we'll see! :)

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  2. What a beautiful and practical gift full of so many careful details. Your Mum is sure to love it!

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    1. Hi Cynthia, Mum does love it and she contemplated keeping it for 'best' and then decided it was made to be worn so kept it on all day! When I spoke to her at teatime it had all the markings of a good day's use on it already and I've said she has to tell me the truth about how well it washes so that I know if it's okay to use the liberty fabrics alongside the Essex linen again in future.

      It's funny that you share the same birthday as my Mum, I hope you enjoyed your day as much as she did - you can tell me about it next week! :)

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  3. This is such a nice apron and the colors... wonderful.

    Nana

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    1. Thank you Nana, my starting point was the Liberty backing fabric as this was the closest to a purple (Mum's favourite colour) that Purl Soho had in stock and the others were chosen to compliment it. :)

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  4. Oooo lovely Liberty fabrics! Your Mum will love this...

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    1. She does Jackie and I love that when you've made something for someone and they're so obviously thrilled, it's such a good feeling :)

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  5. Do you mind sharing who's pattern this is? Oris this an original?

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    1. Thanks so much for asking. I made this one up as I went along though it's had such a good response that I'm wondering if I could backtrack and create a pattern/tute for it. I've got some 'must do's' for the next month (like promising myself I'm finally going to set up my own Etsy shop!) but I think I'll be coming back to this one later in the year. :)

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  6. Beautiful Liberties and thoughtful details. Mum must be so proud to have a daughter like you!

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    1. Oh Helen your comment is just so kind and lovely, thank you x :)

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  7. What a lovely present Chrissie and so great that it's reversible too! I'm sure it will get lots of wear :) x

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    1. Lots of wear Sonia - Mum was prised out of it on Sunday night to go out dancing!!! I know she loves a nice apron but even I was taken aback by her reaction to this one - trouble is I don't know how to top it next time!!! :)

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  8. Absolutely gorgeous. Your mom is a lucky lady to receive this beauty and will love it for sure!!! Your details are amazing - am enamoured with the button hole neck tie and the ruffled pocket trim and embroidery!!!

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    1. She's crazy about it Lisa - it's a massive hit and thanks for noticing all the detail :)

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  9. That is a super amazing apron. Lucky mum. Where do you buy your tags? I have been looking at lots of places online but can't seem to find a decent place. Please please would you email me the link of where you purchase them from. Thanks so much. Karen karen.schulz@paradise.net.nz

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    1. Hi Karen, glad you like it and I'll drop you an email with the label details :)

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  10. Totally gorgeous Chrissy! Love the front apron tie and also your super cute teeny mbcd label! Your mum will be over the moon x

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    1. Hi Gertie, I was flying by the seat of my pants a bit making this and kept thinking up new details and then having to work around how they'd fit with the bits I'd already sewn - the apron ties actually come out through buttonholes that I had to put into the edge binding to the ties could be inserted inside the apron rather than attached on the surface (if you get what I mean) - I did think I was being a bit of star when I managed to make that one work!!!

      I'm in love with my labels too, though I say so myself and they make everything feel much more 'professional' (she types the word 'professional' while giggling and then thinks she should have a lot more confidence in herself!). Anyway Mum is over the moon with it which is all I could have hoped for and more so I'm very, very happy :)

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  11. Oh my goodness! I just love the detail on this apron!! Just beautiful!!

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    1. Hi Amy, I'm so thrilled that the apron's had such a great response from everyone, it makes it even more special, thanks for commenting :)

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  12. Visiting from the Get Acquainted Link Up. What a great gift!

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    1. Glad you like it Heather and thanks for dropping by from the link up :)

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  13. Well, that apron is adorable! If your mum doesn't like it , you can send it to me!!
    Found you through Let's Get Acquainted link up!

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    1. Hi Jan, you made me laugh - thanks for your lovely comment and for dropping by. The bad news is that Mum has fallen in love with the apron and there's no way she's going to let me send it to you!!! ;)

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  14. Love your apron! Happy Birthday Mom!

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    1. That's really sweet Pam, thanks for your wishes :)

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  15. Lovely apron! The fabrics you chose are so pretty!

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    1. Thanks Elisabeth, but you can't really go wrong with Liberty, a bit like Kaffe Fassett, just amazing designs aren't they? :)

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  16. I love the apron, it's so stylish! Just found your blog via Nat at Madeinhome, and look forward to reading more in the future.

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    1. Hi Elizabeth, great to have you drop by and thanks for your comment - I like you description 'stylish', that's pretty good! :)

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  17. I am sure your mum will love it Chrissie. You have put so much love and effort into it.

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    1. She really does Fiona and I think she really enjoyed reading the blog post too, it made it even more special in a way and she did say that she loved reading all about the fabrics I'd used too. :)

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  18. Gorgeous apron I am sure your Mum will love it! Happy birthday to her.

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    1. Hi Celine, glad you like the apron, Mum did too and she had a really great day :)

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  19. What a beautiful apron! Happy Birthday wishes to your Mum!
    Thanks for linking to a Round Tuit!
    Hope you have a fabulous week!
    Jill @ Creating my way to Success
    http://www.jembellish.blogspot.com/

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    1. Thanks Jill, Mum had a great birthday and loved her pressie very much :)

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  20. That is SO cute! Your mum will love it! Thanks for sharing on let's get acquainted!

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    1. Thanks Nat, Mum does love it and that's an amazing feeling :)

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  21. Such attention to detail, Chrissie!!! It looks fabulous and I love the fact that it's reversible and the neck tie adjustable.

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    1. Thanks Pam - as I was working the ideas kept developing, it was very much a work in progress that turned out great! :)

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  22. Here's my vote for a tute for that apron! It's adorable and I love that it's both adjustable & reversible!

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    1. Thanks Elita, it's proved very popular - a few other bits to get out of the way first and then I'll have to get around to writing this one up! :)

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  23. Oh, and tell Flicky she's adorable too! :-)

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  24. I too love that it is reversible. So glad you shared!

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  25. Lovely gift, lovely construction and adjustable button holes great idea.

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