Friday, July 27, 2012

{Sewlebrity Crush} Remember Provence Apron from Sew Country Chick

I am sew excited to introduce my Sewlebrity Crush...
Justine from Sew Country Chick!

In my eyes, she is a "Sewlebrity," and here's why I've got a "Crush" on her!
Any blog name that alludes to sewing and country will draw me in at the very start. I simply adore Justine and her blog. If I were to describe this blog to someone, I would use words like: vintage, farmhouse, frenchy, country, sewing, home. Seriously, it's my dream combination. I'm so glad Justine is here today, sharing her loveliness. I cannot get over how much I heart this apron!

Today, she is sharing a tutorial to make this vintagey chic apron, that I love so much!

But first, here are a few other reasons why I have "fallen in love" with her blog.
Justine, thanks for being my Sewlebrity Crush. You rock!
{To see the amazing line up of my other crushes, go here}.
 
Now here she is, with her fabulous tutorial!
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Remember Provence Apron

Hello Family Ever After Readers!
I'm Justine from the Sew Country Chick Sewing and DIY blog!

Rachel, I'm flattered to be included among such good company and have been enjoying the series going on here this past month.

  I  sew a lot of clothing for myself and my daughters using a combination vintage patterns and fabrics, self drafted, or modern patterns, and upcycled thrift shop finds.

In short, I love a challenge!

I was trying to figure out a fun and simple tutorial for this series while planning a trip to visit a friend, when I thought, "How about a hostess gift for those summer trips we often take to see family and friends?"
Voila, the Remember Provence apron....





Being the Francophile I am,  I love and have collected a few of those pretty striped grain sacks on my travels. I've made pillows from them and often thought about making an apron from one, but was afraid to ruin the beautiful and rare fabric!

I love to combine hand painting with my sewing projects and this tutorial is a perfect combination of both.

A little arts and a little crafts!

You, or the recipient of this little apron can be the Belle Du Jour when you wear it.


Materials needed:

3/4 yard mid weight natural colored linen
1/4 yard  gingham fabric for the ties
Red fabric paint
Masking tape
A paintbrush

Here is my handpainted grainsack on the left next to an antique one I own on the right. This fabric can be used on lots of  projects besides aprons!





Waistband detail above. For the skirt I omitted the fourth 3/8 inch stripe.
Oh I almost forgot, Hem the apron skirt before you attach it to the waistband!

This tutorial is a bit brief, but I wanted to keep a reasonable size post because after all , this isn't my blog! So if you have any questions feel free to contact me at Sew Country Chick!
Thanks for having me, Rachel!

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Sewlebrity Crush is sponsored by the wonderful Fat Quarter Shop.

Stay tuned for a big giveaway on August 1!

    1 comment:

    VickiT said...

    Cute apron. Thank you for the tutorial.