Tuesday, May 15, 2018

Guys' Aprons

After making the apron for my granddaughter, described in post for May 12, 2018, I wanted to make one for her little brother. I also wanted to make a matching one for his dad, a former fireman and now a fire safety inspector. I used the Abbey Lane apron pattern titled Sloppy Joes.

I used the fire engine fabric I'd bought at my guild's silent auction, post for yesterday May 14, 2018. This large scale print was in ⅓ yard and ½ yard lengths that were not the full WOF and, all along one side, the fabric had a misprinted white band. But I was determined to fussy cut as many of those engines as I could.

I finagled until I got pockets that pleased me. I managed to get a full engine on the my son-in-law's decorative chest pocket. My grandson's pocket was too small and only parts of an engine would fit. Instead I managed to get him the head of a dalmatian.

These are the scraps I had left after fussy cutting.

I even used that flawed white streak section as the inner pockets inserted between the apron top and apron bottom seam. Notice I had to seam the bottom of the Dad's apron but I used a flat-fell seam so it would be smooth on the inside.

My husband Frank is modeling the finished apron for my son-in-law, my grandson, and – what the heck – for my granddaughter.

A close up of the man's apron shows off the big old fashioned fire engine on the chest. There is a full fireman and a full dalmatian on the bottom even if I did have to run a flat-fell seam through the front of the fire engine it to get them.

Here is a closeup of the boy's apron. I was proud of myself that a got such a big hook and ladder truck and a fireman on the bottom section and I did not have to seam to get them!

I know, I know. Men love to play with fire. Well, maybe when his dad is outside grilling, my grandson will be dressed appropriately to follow in his footsteps.

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