Friday, April 06, 2007

Fashion Utility Obi Apron

Fashion Utility Obi Apron from a 70's pattern.. Included stirrup leg warmer in the pattern. Didn't make those.

We have to call this one New Vintage Wardrobe Project 4.5 because really it isn't that old (70's) and it was pretty easy to do too..







I have a much fancier item to post next week and this is the "filler" before the "killer".
The pattern will be used to make a few other corset-y belts, I think, but probably not the lighter holder or the many stash pouches. Bad habits as fashion accessories! Ooh La La!



Call me old fashioned, but if I can't be bothered to dig a lighter out of my purse maybe it is time to cut back on the cigs. Alright I don't really smoke unless someone sets me on fire.. but still....

For other great modern day utility aprons .. you simply must go visit that Super Eggplant and the darling of the internet, sweet Kristin at kleas..
Superior apronage, for certain.

And now on to glamourous and gratuitous Non Denominational Springtime decor:


The white rabbit my mom made me from the Mc Call's pattern when I was a kid.

The manniquins with flowers and nests. (The center manniquin is wearing a beautiful baby dress from Besty Partridge.. A friend of my family and a great children's author.)

The wooden peg-ish dolls and butterfly doll I have been working on.




My childhood bunny cart.. made for me when I was 3.

Happy Easter Weekend everyone! Save some peeps for me!

21 comments:

Blaize said...

You are living proof of the theory I have that aprons are HOT!

Jen said...

That 5727 pattern is incredibly good! Oh the possibilities. Your take on it is fab.

meg said...

those dolls are adorable. sorry, the peeps are long gone. i'm halfway thru the malted milk eggs...

Sonya said...

Oh you sassy lady! And I subscribe to Blaize's theory.

Claire said...

love that pattern. love that apron. super love those girlie dolls! So cute!

TinkerBlue said...

Those peg dolls are cute. I need to make that bunny cart.

Angelina said...

Your holiday display puts mine to shame. Time to up the ante.

I love the utility apron/obi.

futuregirl said...

I'm so jealous of your modeling skills. You are sizzling in that obi apron. That pattern sleeve illustration is so hilarious - although it reminds me a lot of the clown-hobo fashion sense that's been going around lately, right down to the brightly colored boots.

Amanda Button said...

now that is too cool!!! So pretty, and definitely puttin' the FUNK in functional! :)
The easter display is GORGEOUS!!!!!

dorie said...

you cracked me up with the La-Z-Boy comment. Many happy returns of the barcalounger to you!

I love all your new vintage creations--you have such an eye for good patterns.

Biscuitbear said...

That's a lovely belt/apron. It's my favorite design in your pattern. Also love your wooden peg-ish dolls.

Anonymous said...

You are so pretty! Your photos always make me happy.
pkm

Brandy said...

Love that obi and springtime decor! Can't wait to see what you have in store. Always look forward to your posts!

tatjana said...

You are so kawaii!! I needs me an obi now :)

kristin said...

did you miss your calling? everything you model i want!! you wear it all so well. thanks for the apron mention, although it feels more like a utility belt :)

gilfling said...

I adore those peg dolls! what a great pattern for an apron. Lovely

Vanessa said...

Love it! Okay, here is the deal, you need to start your own catalog and be the model for all the ads. Look at all the bunny treasures...xxo,Vanessa

The Bead Nook said...

Okay, your blog is darling. I'm still trying to figure this whole thing out! By the way, people LOVE your egg!

jungle dream pagoda said...

Oh those little peg dollies are like little artistic collage versions of the little people we played with our fischer price vilage! that obi is spectacular!I can't wait to see the corset versions!

sulu-design said...

LOVE the Utility Obi Apron! I'm thinking I need one to hold all the things that I need at hand at work and always have to run across the room to get. I'd be the coolest teacher in school, thanks to your inspiration!

ambika said...

This looks like it could be so simple. And the perfect project for that bit of fabric that's too small for a skirt/dress/shirt but too big to start using as patchwork scraps. Cute!

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