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ASG Apron Challenge winner

VKStitcher's picture

Back in August, I mentioned that my ASG neighborhood group was making an apron for our Apron Challenge (see post 7130.30).  Anyone could enter the challenge, as a group or individual, and the aprons were to be judged by the staff at several local fabric stores.  There were 3 categories: Elegant, Whimsical, and Art Piece.


Being the "Couture" neighborhood group, we decided to enter a batiste and organdy Victorian style apron.  Everyone in the group did a part of the apron; mine was the first tier and I sewed lots of rows of decorative stitching on that panel.  The next tier was machine embroidered flowers motifs embellished with beads, the next was lace insertions, and the last was a lace-edged ruffle.  Another person made the bib with tucks and lace, and someone else added the organza ties and stitched everything together.


There were probably 50 or more aprons on display at the annual meeting, showing the amazing talent and creativity of some of our members.  One apron was made entirely of men's neckties; another was adorned with kitchen gadgets and the slogan "I CAN cook, I just choose NOT to!" embroidered on it.  Cute, formal, artsy, holiday, quilted--so many styles, but all were absolutely wonderful.  I'm sure the judges had a hard time picking the winners.  Here's a photo of our group's entry, modeled by our group leader--it was a Blue Ribbon winner!


Vickie

Vickie

 

Josefly's picture

(post #31106, reply #1 of 5)

That sounds like a fun project, and a good example of how many different ways there are of doing the same thing. Your apron is beautiful.

solosmocker's picture

(post #31106, reply #2 of 5)

Beautiful apron! The lace shaping is phenom!

solo

VKStitcher's picture

(post #31106, reply #3 of 5)

It was a fun project.  Now we need to figure out what to do with the apron.  One idea is to donate it to a charity for a fundraising auction.  Do any of you have any other ideas?

Vickie

Vickie

 

rodezzy's picture

(post #31106, reply #4 of 5)

Oh, that was a beautiful apron.  And it looks more like a holiday jumper.  What I mean is it covers like a jumper, it doesn't look like a jumper.  It's festive and fresh.  I'd only wear that after the cooking was done. (smile)  But if I remember correctly, that's what those beautiful aprons were for back in the day, to host in and look beautiful as you bring the food to the table.  Just awesome, makes me want make an apron. 


You guys are so encouraging and you give me a reason to want to sew more and try more intricate stuff.  I'm going to end up being a sewaholic for the tuff stuff soon.  I feel challenged every time I look at the wonderful, awesome items I've seen at this site. 


Watch out world, I'm gonna do it (smile).


Rodezzy, Fiber Artist

Rodezzy, Fiber Artist

GailAnn's picture

(post #31106, reply #5 of 5)

I was never a beauty.  Never liked myself in pictures.  I do have one picture of myself, taken in my mid twenties.   I'm wearing a silk and lace blouse, I made, myself, holding a (magazine perfect) Thanksgiving turkey on a platter, and I have on a beautiful holiday apron that once belonged to my Grandmother.


Our daughter can put that picture on my closed casket, some day!  Gail