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

  2. redhen

    redhen Kiss My Grits... Premium Member

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    snazzy! looks like a fancy dress! LOL good job! [​IMG]
     
  3. Buff Hooligans

    Buff Hooligans Scrambled

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    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
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    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
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    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!!
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    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

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    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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