FO Friday – Flowery Apron

I’m back in Kent for a few days, attending a doctors appointment and saying ‘bye to a friend who is emigrating to Australia…so I thought I’d show off the flowery apron that I made last week in Devon. I’ve also got a WIP to show you – I missed WIP Wednesday this week because I was driving to Kent, and I just don’t even know what happened yesterday. I was astonished to wake up today and realise it was Friday…where did Thursday go!?

I think I’m going a bit crazy. Anyway!

Flowery Apron

I’ve been feeling incredibly inspired by the Great British Sewing Bee. Haven’t heard of it? It’s basically similar to a cooking programme where you get amateur chefs in a kitchen and they cook stuff – except it’s with sewers and making stuff! If you are able to, try watch it – it’s on the BBC and is incredible. Definitely the highlight of my week!

Having been in Devon with my sewing machine easily accessible, I dug out my material stash, a book on simple sewing patterns and got making! I love the finished object – unfortunately you see it looking slightly crumpled as it’s spent a few days in my bag, but it’s probably the prettiest thing I’ve ever made. The lace is vintage, and the pocket deviated from the instructions by using a gathered pocket to create more space. I wanted to add a utility belt type attachment…but one step at a time, right?!

Modelling the flowery apron...slightly blurry and unflattering photo here, sorry about that!
Modelling the flowery apron…slightly blurry and unflattering photo here, sorry about that!
Flat out on a banister.
Flat out on a banister.
Close up of the pocket on the flowery apron.
Close up of the pocket on the flowery apron.

Secret Item…WIP

This WIP is a present for someone who reads my blog regularly, so I’m not going to say what it is or who it is for. However, here is a close-up of the lace pattern, which is the most complicated I’ve ever done – and also fantastically engaging and fun to do. I never thought I’d be a person who would say something like that, but hey! Sometimes, knitting just speaks to you.

A secret item for someone special...WIP.
A secret item for someone special…WIP.

How are you getting on? Feeling inspired by anything recently?

Much love,

Corrie xx

FO Friday with Tami's Amis


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14 Responses to FO Friday – Flowery Apron

  1. Cathy says:

    Love that apron, especially the muffin pocket! Intricate cable pattern, guess it’s not one for watch telle ;)

  2. Regula says:

    You make me want to dig into my fabric stash and sew.

  3. Nic says:

    Loving the apron, especially the pocket. I need to watch this weeks Sewing Bee before the final!

  4. Barbara says:

    Charming apron, lovely lace, lucky friend.

  5. Stefanie says:

    Love the apron! I totally wish I had the patience to sew…I know that’s a ridiculous statement, coming from one who knits/crochets/spins, but it’s true! Anyway, thanks for letting me live vicariously through you. Can’t wait to see the secret WIP, it looks pretty!

  6. Ginny says:

    I really like your flowery apron. The pocket is very cool, but the best thing is your expression in the photo. You look so happy.

  7. Pearlin J says:

    Adorable apron.n ur so pretty

  8. Jess says:

    Ahhhh the cute of the apron. It’s fab. :) Secret WIPS are really the most fun I think… can’t wait to see what it becomes.

  9. AllyB says:

    I love aprons! I still have a few that my Grama made back in the 60s. Nice job, the pocket is super cute. The cable is coming along nicely, aren’t they so much fun to knit?

  10. wonderwhygal says:

    Your apron is darling. I love the details on the pocket.
    Your secret WIP does look like it would keep your attention.
    Looking forward to seeing the FO.

  11. Those cables are interesting…. looking forward to the big reveal. ;-)

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