Wednesday, November 26, 2014

A hostess gift

This year we will be spending Thanksgiving with friends at their home. I recently went shopping with the lady of the house and she casually mentioned that she didn't have an apron, but could totally use one. Thus, a hostess gift was born:

Emmeline Apron, floral side

This is the fabulous Emmeline Apron from Sew Liberated. I made one up a few years ago for myself and still use and love it. It is feminine without being frilly, practical, and super cute.

Emmeline Apron, geometric side

I also love that it is reversible! The floral fabric is a lovely William Morris print from my stash (I think I bought it in 1998... so it's been in there awhile!) and the geometric print is from a recent Moda release, the "Simply Style" collection from V. and Co. The accent is Kona Navy. I think they all work really well together!

detail view of top-stitching

The instructions were great. I even did the suggested ladder-stitch this time around (last time, I just whip-stitched it closed) for a super-clean finish along the bodice inside edges. I then went a step further and machine top-stitched around the strap and down along the outside edge of the bodice (pictured above). I just like the finish that gives.

Happy Thanksgiving!


  1. oh you are sneaky. she will love it. happy thanksgiving

  2. Fantastic!! I love gifting aprons. This one is gorgeous.

    1. Thank you!!! It truly was an excellent gift-- she seemed to really like it. :)

  3. Oooh! Would you like to come over to my house for dinner and bring a hostess gift? :o)