Tuesday, April 20, 2010

Arpon--Wedding Gift

A few months ago I wrote a post about bridesmaids gifts, well the wedding is this weekend! Nope not my wedding! I have been married almost 5 years now! My cousin, Kyle, is getting married to a very wonderful lady named Danae!

Even though we aren't going to be able to attend the wedding, I really wanted to send a gift! I have been sitting around for months trying to decide what to make for them. At first, I was going to make both of them aprons, but I wasn't sure if Kyle would like one. So, last night I finally figured out what I wanted to do. A cafe style apron, with a pleated pocket, and ruffles!

I used the same fabric that I used in for the bridesmaids purses! Danae didn't get one for herself, so I figured I would make her a little something with the left overs. I decided to do the same type of strip work as I used for the purses. The pocket is one of my favorite parts! It is just a cute pleated pocket. There is an awesome tutorial over on the Made By Rae blog! Very Easy! Then I added the ruffle. That was probably the worst part to do! My thread broke while I was gathering one side. So I did the rest by just pining where I thought it needed to be gathered!

I love how it turned out and I think I will be making several more in the future!

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