Thursday, March 20, 2008

Pillowcase Apron


What do you get when you combine an old Ikea pillowcase, a sewing machine, some ribbon, and a few hours of free time?

An apron for the fashion-savvy housewife! I call this number "Hipster Mod for the Kitchen Broad." Cook with flair! Cook with attitude!

The project took about two hours from start to finish, and I was quite pleased with the result. So pleased, in fact, that I wore it around the house for a few hours. And I wasn't even cooking. The apron joins my ever-growing collection of reconstructed sewing projects - like this skirt-turned-top, this long-sleeved-shirt-turned-halter-top and this dish-towel-turned-hand-bag.

I would have posted some instructions, but I actually made it up as I went. Because, quite frankly, working with patterns annoys me. Seriously, one can handle only so much cutting and pinning and measuring before one's head explodes.

Also, I still have the other half of the pillowcase, so I might make another apron at some point in the near future. Could a contest giveaway on the blog be coming in the near future??? Quite possibly!

Farewell until next time, dear readers. I'm going to go prance around in my apron some more.

34 comments:

  1. Oooh Larissa I love it! So cute!

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  2. ya know what myy favorite crafty thing is... i used to make this book clutches all the time by going into used book stores and getting one with a cool cover... filling the insides with fabric (ripping out the pages) so that it looks like this: http://www.designboom.com/snapshot/photo/full/238/08.jpg

    suuuper easy next time you'er bord...

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  3. Add a pair of black stilettos to that little red number and ditch the top and jeans. Then when hubby comes home...."Honey! Do I have a surprise for you!"

    Have a great Easter weekend!
    p.s. smartphone is totally missing the point. kikikikikiki!

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  4. You're so cute and crafty! I have to say, I'm quite jealous! I need lessons on this stuff!

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  5. Esp. like the long sleeve shirt turned tank top!

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  6. wow! i am impressed. and the handbag and halter you made are super cute too. i think i need to learn to sew :)

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  7. Oh I love that! It is TRES fabulous. I totally can't sew. That apron really makes me wish that I could. J'adore.

    I would most definitely be up for a giveaway for one of those numbers! Fo sho.

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  8. So cute! And fantastically creative. I'm with you on the patterns, too; sometimes you've really just got to go with it, and bag all those tissuey templates.

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  9. You are so creative! Love it!

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  10. I love it. Super cute. And when you are sick of it, you can turn it into something else!

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  11. Seriously, L? What CAN'T you do? :) Spectacular as always.

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  12. What up with smartphone? Anyway, nice apron. I'll bet Steve wants the matching apron. He would be so sad if you gave it away.

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  13. I think "smartphone" might, just might, not be real.

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  14. Smartphone - sorry, I had to delete you because you were annoying me.

    Margotobed - that is SUCH a great idea!

    Aunty Julee - I'm not sure if the apron is really Steve's color. He's more of a "Spring."

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  15. Wow, that's an awesome idea Larissa. I love converting old things into new, fresh items. It looks wonderful. :)

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  16. Wow, I am very impressed by your fabric creativity!! That is a super cute apron!

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  17. Very nice! I should really learn how to sew... I have this whole pile of cut up felt I was intending to make something with just sitting there!

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  18. How fun! That's a great idea, and it's totally cute!

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  19. Very nice. :o) I especially like the name of it. :oD

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  20. WOW!!!! I am utterly dumbfounded with your sewing ability. I don't even think I could sew a pillowcase. I would love to learn... any ideas how to do so? I don't need to be FEIRCE, but a pillow case would be cool to make :)

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  21. Good job on the apron! My sewing machine is up in my attic collecting dust. Yet another one of those things that I want to get into when I'm done school/have more space.

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  22. God, how creative!! I love it, and it came out super cute!

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  23. Brilliant! I would totally buy one. I just love how it turned out!

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  24. Great idea. I must try this out. If only I had the talent. Wanna make me one? ;)

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  25. haha, that so cute! I can see an Etsy shop now....

    :)

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  26. You are brilliant and crafty and everything else that I am not. I'm very impressed.

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  27. love love LOVE it! I'd totally ask you for one, but that would mean i'd have to cook more than 4 times a month ;)

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  28. Very cute!
    I wish I was crafty. I don't trust myself around a sewing machine!!

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  29. I am amazed! That is such a cute apron!

    I wish I could make things... I just really don't have the talent for it. Mine would end up sewed together, crooked. Just horrible.

    You've got a great talent! :)

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  30. Dude. You can't tell right now, but I actually am shaking my head in amazement. I can't sew at all. I admire your skillz!

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