The perfect housewife (apron)08:00
Last January, Dus bought me a very kind 2nd Wedding anniversary gift. It was made from cotton as the law decrees. It was an apron. A perfect housewife apron. He's a cutie eh? If only I could work out whether he purchased it seriously or sarcasticly. (I don't think sarcasticly is a word....should I have gone for ironically?)
I'm a petite lady, barely 5ft 1.5" tall. I found I wasn't really wearing this apron too often because it hung so low on me. It doesn't look low, but it felt really low. Here's a before pic.
Next I cut the neck strap on the centre fold line and marked where my button and button holes would need to go.
Then I delved into my stash and wouldn't you know it, I had some pale pink bias binding. Someone must have given it to me because I don't remember buying it. Wohoo for stashbusting!
Using my Hemline glue pen I glued the binding over the neck strap end.
And then stitched it as wonkily as I could. Well done me.
Then, using the mark I'd made before, I sewed three button holes, opened them up and stitched some buttons onto the other neck strap. Pink, to make the boys wink.
Look how nicely they match the front design? Almost as though it was meant to be.
Here I am in my apron afterwards when I don't feel like the front is flooping around all over the place. I was going to cut my head off, but I look so happy in the apron now I had to keep it.
Here's the apron from the back now.