When I love a fabric, I love it to the last scrap! I just can’t stand to throw away anything (which does present some storage problems, but anyhoo . . .)!
A while back, I started utilizing some of the smaller pieces in utility aprons – pieces that were not big enough for a full apron, or even a half apron in most patterns. That worked great, EXCEPT that some of the pieces were vertical patterns and weren’t useable on a horizontal apron. Hmmmmmm
I don’t know where it came from but, about a year ago, I dreamed up a “petal” apron using those vertical strips. (see the banner on my blog). I’d seen things like it in the vintage shops and on Pinterest, I suppose, so I figured I could wing it on the pattern.
Voila! Those petals started turning themselves into (I think) adorable little retro-looking half aprons. Combining the different prints and colors was fun. I had a new style that was unique PLUS I was using up even more of those favorite fabrics!
Latest in the lineup is a Valentine apron I’ve got listed in my ETSY shop: http://www.etsy.com/listing/173948026/adult-valentine-half-apron-heart-apron?ref=shop_home_active