Busy Bee Apron

A few weeks ago somebody asked me if I really liked yellow. 

At the time I was a little confused, “Why do you ask?” I said.

“Every time I see you you’re wearing yellow,” she said.

At the time I passed it off as a good combo for the green I often consciously wear, but as I though about itI saw she was right  – yellow is creeping more and more into my wardrobe. Nor is it the first time. The first pair of shoes I ever really got excited about was a pair of bright yellow Adidas with blue stripes I had in high school  (the school colors at that!). 

Another case in point this apron:

Busy Bee Closeup

This apron’s life started shortly after Christmas when a co-working, hearing I had made an apron for a Christmas gift, asked me to make her one before the summer was out. Being as this co-worker is the #1 best thing about my current job and I was given a long lead time, I happily agreed. Fast-forward several months later and I’m in my favorite fabric store where I discover this fabulous section I’d never looked in before: Ribbon. Spools upon spools of fantastic ribbon!

First, I spotted some lovely cherry ribbon, which I snagged a few yards of, then I saw this bee ribbon and it was all over for me. I practically had to run out of the store to prevent coming home with a car load of ribbon, it was all so wonderful. Of course I knew bees and cherries would make perfect adornments for that apron I had agreed to make and so I picked out the blue and yellow gingham you see above to complete the project. 

I will admit that when I started making this apron I fully intended to give it away, but being as this was my first designed-from-scratch piece, I made allotments for the seams, but not the hemming/edging, so my apron ended up being a little smaller than planned, so this one works as a lesson learned (and a little something pretty for my apron collection.)

 

Glamour Bee

The good news is that this apron only took me a weekend to complete (including finishing every seam so there are no raw edges – as inspired by Bitter Betty), so I should be able to make a new one fairly soon, though it’ll likely be a variation on this one, just to keep things interesting. 🙂

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