Wednesday, March 30, 2011

Cindy Apron

About three or so years ago my sister, Cindy, came to visit me.  We enjoyed our time of laughing, talking, laughing, shopping, and just spending time together. At a small shop I was admiring an apron, and as we were checking out of the store I noticed Cindy had the apron in her hands, saying she wanted to give this apron to me.  It has been worn and washed so many times that it is looking quite faded.  Two years ago in March, Cindy died as a result of breast cancer.  Every time I wear the apron she gave me, I am reminded of the love and encouragement she shared with so many people.  Because the apron has gotten quite faded and stained (and surely destined to become garden only apron!) I decided to make a new "Cindy Apron."  I took the basic pattern idea of the original one, and using one of those cotton tea towels for the white fabric, and several floral fabrics from Mom's scrap box, this is what I came up with...
The original apron -- very worn and stained!

After cutting the tea towel to size, I added a few pleats in front.

A plate does the trick as a pattern for pockets!  

If I do this pattern again, though, I'd make them a bit larger.

Fabric from Mom's scrap box for the ties and neck band.

An invasion of flower petals!

I thought it was finished, but decided to add a ruffle to the bottom to give it a bit more color.

Love these flowers!

 Remembering Cindy, with love.

1 comment:

  1. I love it! Ok, so I think I need to come up with something you like so we can do another "trade" ;-).