Tuesday, January 31, 2006

Tie One On ~ Apron from clothes


The theme this month for Tie One On was to make an apron from clothing. I had a few ideas but really wanted to do something with lingerie since Valentine's Day is coming up. Most of the aprons I have made for TOO are holiday themed or inspired, come to think of it.


Below is the nightgown I cut up to make the lacey front panel of the apron. I cut the top part in 2 pieces then layered them over a piece of fabric cut away from the gown. I am planning to use the left over bottom for a skirt, more on that later. I put this gown on before I cut it up and ugh! That rufflely neck line was not doing anything for me. I think it will be much happier as an apron.
I then attached the frilly panel to the garter belt. I forgot to take a picture of the garter belt beforehand but I didn't do anything to alter it. This garter belt has an elastic top that doesn't attach with hooks are anything. It's just a pull up type. I decided to use the back of the garter belt as the front because I thought the satin panel was pretty cool looking.

I am really happy with the apron but not so with the photos. I didn't realize until they were done that the lighting was awful and the apron was only fully visible in just a few shots, among other issues. Oh well...

24 comments:

IzzyMom said...

Hey! Me again. I just have to tell you, I LOVE your blog! It's just so fun and funky. I used to collect a lot of vintage stuff, clothes etc but not so much anymore because I've run out of storage :-(

Anonymous said...

goddang you are lovely!

Jennifer said...

Look at you, Ms. Foxy! As with all your photo shoots, I don't know where to begin! Of course, the super creative apron (love the garter belt, btw), the shoes are precious, and the background makes you look like - like - an angel! You never cease to amaze me!

Pink Rocket said...

whistle! whistle! hot cha cha! it's beautiful!! and you ain't so bad yourself!

Monica said...

what a great idea!!!! the pictures are great you look lovely!

well one day ill learn to sew.........I took 2 classes and Im horrible!

Jenn said...

I love the apron! and the pictures are great! wonderful job!!

Catrina said...

Beautiful design! Very creative and your photo's are fantastic.

Margot said...

Love the photo shoot as much as the incredible apron. What a fabulous idea.

Gina said...

Those are great photos.

megan said...

Very pin-up girl FABULOUS! You never cease to amaze me, good going!

tender arts said...

Beautiful! That's all I can really say. The apron's beautiful and you are too!

Shell said...

These photos are so fun. And I love how you have incorporated the whole valentine thing into your apron making with the lingerie connection.

Lori said...

Awesome job on the apron and great use of the Valentine Day holiday. An amazing transformation from not-so-interesting nighty to sexy apron. The photos are FAB-U-LOUS! You hot house-wifey momma! You could give Dita Von Teese some competition.
Lori

julia said...

I love your photo styling, woman! And your apron is hot!

Oh, and I'm not sure if you do memes, but I've tagged you ;-)

my house is cuter than yours said...

XOXO TO YOU ALL!

And Lori, that's some complIment comparing me to Dita!

Mom said...

I love, love, love your apron and the pics are soooo beautiful!!!! I just love the way you pose for your photo shoots. It makes them look timeless and so very vintage! You are the BEST!!!!!! Love, Mom

lyn said...

The photographs, apron, and you - all look gorgeous. My husband just walked past the computer, did a double-take and said 'Cor'.
( that's an English expression meaning 'hot')

patricia said...

love that apron -- and that valentine card!

Stephanie said...

the apron looks FABULOUS and so do you!!

elizabeth said...

girl, you are smokin'!

that is one hot apron. looks like it would come in handy for a sexy dinner for two ;)

Monica said...

yes I got tehe email that said it was a text message!!!!!!!!

Dacia Ray said...

Heehee. How very scandalous. I love it though; what man doesn't already consider an apron lingerie?

Mary said...

i want to copy mccalls apron 1942- one size and will you send me copy them i like style aprong i love make quilt and craft too i am deaf and my name mary dee preston thank you mary

Alyssa said...

Too stinkin' cute!
I listed you on my blog post today as one of my favorite blogs.