Sunday, September 4, 2011

Butterfly Apron

Today I finished my Butterfly Apron from Crochet Adorned . I crocheted the butterfly pocket and the trim yesterday and sewed up the apron today. The directions for the apron are included in the book. It is really a basic gathered half apron so it was a quick project to sew.

I had picked out the main fabric from my stash because I liked it with the pink thread I used for the crochet. So after making the butterfly and the trim I needed to find something in my stash to use for the contrast waistband and lower band. Even though I have a huge stash it proved to be difficult to find anything that looked good with this fabric and trim.

You may ask why didn't I just go out and buy something. Well I joined

Stashbusting September at T-Shirt Diaries.

So I am not allowed to buy any new fabric or craft supplies. After rooting through several bins of unorganized fabric nothing was really looking even remotely right with what I had picked out so far. Finally I found this black and ivory gingham and I thought it gave the apron just the right vintage feel and contrast. I was thinking about giving this as a gift but once it is finished I want to keep it for myself. Maybe I will just make another one for a gift.

I am going to enter this project in the Craft Book Month Linky

Craft Book Month at Craft Buds

Party. I might win some more goodies to add to my stash. I think that is allowed since winning isn't buying anything.


  1. That apron is super cute! I have never heard of this book. (I'm finding so many new and cute books to check out.) I think my favorite part is the pink crocheted trim--gives is a real vintage feel. Thanks for linking up, and good luck with your stash-busting!

  2. Adorable! I love butterflies and that is perfect on that apron with that trim.

  3. wow to use your stash to make such a beautiful apron! i love the crocheted butterfly and the color.

  4. Congratulations! This is one of the top ten stashbusting projects!...