Monday, March 12, 2012

Apron Challenge: March

For this month's apron, I channeled my inner Irish peasant.  I do have ancestry from the Emerald Isle; my paternal grandmother's mother was Bridget Garvey.  I think that boils down to me being 1/8 Irish.  But March is for the Irish like October is for the Germans!  I'll take it!

I used some leftover poly satin from my gold skirt and trimmed it out with green bias tape and two rows of coins.  I'm gonna have to concede that saucy fringe ain't got nothin' on jangling coins!  I want to be a gypsy when I grow up!

I toyed with the idea of adding rainbow colors to make it less...*cough* Green Bay Packer-themed.  But adding all those primary colors, in either trim or a pocket of some sort, made it feel too cheap and obvious.  I continued the circle idea and did a simple pocket treatment.

My green shawl is actually two yards of nice, medium weight wool that is just begging to be made into a jacket to match my plaid skirt.  But alas, with the warm weather we've been having here, it's time to pull out those summer dress patterns. 

When Irish eyes are smiling,
Sure it's like a morn in Spring,
In the lilt of Irish laughter
You can hear the angels sing.
When Irish hearts are happy,
All the world seems bright and gay,
And when Irish eyes are smiling,
Sure, they steal your heart away.
~ When Irish Eyes Are Smiling
Chauncey Olcott & Geo. Graff Jr.

Hm, I should have incorporated some of my little woolies into this post...that would make me seem even more Irish!  Happy St. Patrick's Day, Everyone!


  1. These are lovely photos! You should stop by next Saturday and participate in my sewing project link party!

  2. Bo Peep,
    That is a really neat little apron, and you look adorable all bundled up. I like the jangle of coins too. Nifty job!

  3. Go Pack! LOL! I love the coin trim. :)

  4. I love the circle pocket! How fun! :)

  5. Love it, coins are awesome, but do they wash well? Love your site, saved to my main page, Darlene

  6. How do I post my apron on the photo bucket site? Thanks

    1. Hi Mama Dar, click on the photobucket link located on the righthand side under the Apron Challenge pic or follow this link
      You'll need to register with photobucket if you don't already have an account. At the top of the page is a blue link "Add photos and videos to this group album" Thanks for sharing!

      PS. I'm pretty sure my jangly coins will have to be hand washed. :)

  7. Woah that is the cutest outfit, and jangley coins! What more could a girl want?


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