Welcome to day 8 of the Wistful Winds Blog Tour!
I am so happy for my friend, Shari Butler of Doohikey Designs. She recently came out with another beautiful fabric line for Riley Blake Designs called, Wistful Winds. And when she asked me to participate in the blog tour, I couldn't say no. It's such a cute line. Plus, Shari is so talented and has such a sweet heart!
For my project, I decided to make my daughter a new apron. She had outgrown her other one (she's growing up so fast I can't even take it anymore! :) I thought I'd try out the free "Amy Apron Tutorial" by Esther from the blog Wholly Kao. I've had it "pinned" on my Pinterest board, More Sewing, for a while now. I love putting my "pins" to good use, don't you?
Esther's tutorial is really simple and easy to follow.
I love the little pleats around the edge of the apron!
I did tweak Esther's pattern just a tiiiiny bit. First, I used 3 fabrics instead of 2 (because I wanted to incorporate more of Shari's darling prints!) and second, I made two short neck ties rather than one strap that was secured on both sides. I wanted it to be adjustable for my growing daughter.
I love the aqua stripe. I thought it paired well with the red floral but there are lots of other great prints in Wistful Winds that I wish I could have incorporated, as well. There are more florals, geometrics, dots and one with clouds and little girls holding flowers! So fun!
My daughter chose the red floral and I think it was a great choice!
She really loves how it turned out!
Thanks again to Shari for asking me to participate in the Wistful Winds Blog Tour. I had so much fun making this apron and playing with her sweet fabrics. Wistful Winds fabrics will be available in stores next week.
There are so many great projects being shared on the tour. I do hope you'll go check them all out! Here's the tour schedule...
Amy Sinibaldi - www.nanaCompany.typepad.com
Kristyne Czepuryk - www.prettybyhand.com
Amanda Niederhauser - www.jedicraftgirl.com
Amy Smart - www.diaryofaquilter.com
Meagan Taylor/Kristi Jones - www.meagsandme.com
Christine Cook - www.stitchingrevival.com
Elea Lutz - www.elealutzdesign.com
Jodie Carleton - www.vintagericrac.blogspot.com
Sedef Imer - www.downgrapevinelane.com
Jina Barney - jinabarneydesignz.com
Elizabeth Evans - www.simplesimonandco.com
Kimberly Bourne - www.mainstreetmarketdesigns.com
Jemima Flendt - www.tiedwitharibbon.com
Nadra Ridgeway - www.ellisandhiggs.com
Amy Chappel - www.amerooniedesigns.blogspot.com
Katie Skoog - www.thesimplelifecompany.com
Amber Johnson - www.alittlebitbiased.blogspot.com
Tina - http://www.onelittlepooh.net/blog-2/
Angie Wilson - www.gnomeangel.com
Clare Horsman - www.claresplaceblog.blogspot.com
Deanna Wall - www.stitchesquilting.com
Melissa Mortenson - www.polkadotchair.com
Jessica Stewart - www.izzyandivydesigns.com
Gwen Sager - www.tillalili.blogspot.com
Shari Butler - www.doohikeydesigns.com/
Happy quilting (and sewing)!