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I just made an apron!! Out of my wedding scraps!

Discussion in 'Hobbies' started by DawnSuiter, Nov 19, 2009.

  1. So a few years ago now, DH & I had a vow renewal ceremony... beautiful of course [​IMG] cuz I planned it, catered it and made everything myself.
    I bought everything one would need to do such a thing and try OFTEN to find ways to use everything again.. for instance, we eat off the same plates I bought to cater it, we drink from our wedding glasses often, bought a cake server & decorated it, took off the decor & use it all the time. Decorations often double for Christmas decor since it was early December and I LOVE LOVE LOVE Christmas time. The cake pans allow me to make mockups often of the wedding cake I made, etc...

    So... I needed an apron cuz I got a lot of baking to do and I thought, maybe I could use my table napkins & leftover decoration & table trims etc

    I took these napkins: [​IMG]
    and some ivory blanket trim I used on some other decor and presto... apron:

    The ivory matches my dress well, the stitching is similar to my DD's dress which was half ivory & half black (to match me & her dad) and of course the red was everywhere... I figured they would hold up too since they are napkins after all!!! I used 3 only. It even has a little flap like my daughters dress did just below the waist and over the skirt...

    So proud of me! LOVE having a working sewing machine!!!!!!

  2. redhen

    redhen Kiss My Grits... Premium Member

    May 19, 2008
    Western MA
    snazzy! looks like a fancy dress! LOL good job! [​IMG]
  3. Buff Hooligans

    Buff Hooligans Scrambled

    Jun 11, 2007
    Holy Moley!
  4. Oh thank you thank you thank you thank you thank you! [​IMG]

    It feels like a pretty dress too [​IMG]

    What another great way to be reminded of that day!
  5. thechickenchick

    thechickenchick Born city, Living country

    Mar 8, 2008
    Eaton, Colorado
    Wow! You did a great job. I wish I could sew. The table and everything looks so gorgeous. What a grand idea you had to make an apron from the leftovers!!
  6. Quote:[​IMG] Thank you... but I can't sew... the MACHINE does that [​IMG] I just give it two pieces of fabric and it magically does the rest!

    Thank you so much, it was such a beautiful day because I never had a real wedding, we got married at the local JP who owned a FEED STORE of all things, and we got married amongst the horse feed!!! LOL We were far from our own little micro farm then... I should've known it would lead to things! HAHAHA

    A couple more pictures of the day (cuz I love reminding myself)... here's my dollar store cake server we use all the time... and the cake I made
    [​IMG] and the cake table where we have our cake, 3 layers.. then 3 different plates full of heartshaped cupcakes that were the 3 different cake flavors and a 4th plate of vegan cakes

    I made everyone dress up so it was more formal... held it in one cabin invited couples to stay overnight.. it was a ceremony of love... for everyone to share in.... here is one of my favorite pics

    Catering it was a bit more difficult because half my guests are vegans... but I had one friend help me and found a great vegan cake recipe.
    Here is the menu we finally settled on.. it was great!!

    Ok... now I've gotten off topic.. sorry!
    Thanks for all the praise everyone, and for looking at my silly wedding pics if you have...
  7. ranchhand

    ranchhand Rest in Peace 1956-2011

    Aug 25, 2008
    I was already picturing myself in that gorgeous apron- now I'm drooling on it!

    You are a very creative and innovative soul!

  8. ranchhand, I have LOTS of napkins left!! [​IMG]
  9. Hoosiermomma

    Hoosiermomma Songster

    Jun 6, 2009
    S.E Ind
    [​IMG] Wowza....now that's an apron!!!!!! I would love to make one but can't sew worth a dime. LOL [​IMG] What an awesome way to remember your special day! [​IMG]

    BTW....double [​IMG] [​IMG] over that menu!
    Last edited: Nov 19, 2009
  10. Acre of Blessings

    Acre of Blessings Canning/Sewing Addict

    Apr 3, 2008
    Axton, VA
    Now.....thanks to you.....I will be looking at my table napkins very, very differently!! And my family may begin to worry about me [​IMG]

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