First off, I just want to admit that I know this isn’t the most practical apron.
That’s not the point. The point is for it to be semi-functional and SUPER cute 🙂 Which it totally is. Mission accomplished. This apron is for my sister who is in Honduras right now as a missionary. Yes, her name is Elena and yes the “n” looks a little weird but that’s what you get for embroidering a name for the first time!
I started with a basic white apron you can find in most stores like Target or Walmart. I covered the apron in white lace, pinned it and cut around the edge. Then I sewed it in place. It’s primarily because of the lace that this apron really isn’t practical.
Can you imagine getting flour and crumbs and spaghetti sauce on that lace?! She sure will look cute while she cooks though! Maybe this can be more for those times when she’s not really going crazy in the kitchen but needs a little a lovely lace apron as an added precaution. Who knows.
I made the bow out of this salmon-pink lace I had and sewed that onto the side. I tried putting it in the middle and it just looked weird so I went with the bow-on-the-side look instead. I think it accents the whole look very well.
The name. Oh boy. The name took me a while and yes I did try it out first on my machine. I’d show you the picture of how that turned out but then you would never stop laughing and this is as far as you would get in my post. So I’ll save that for another time 🙂
I wrote out her name with a colored pencil and then sewed like this llllllllllll along the traced line! I used embroidery floss starting at the “e” which was a smart move because ain’t nobody got time to sew that whole name with just thread!
Once she gets it I’ll update the post with a picture!
That’s life with Mr. Layland & Me!