Tuesday, June 3, 2008

Order Up

If you ever were a waitress, the phrase 'Order up' either makes you cringe or brings a smile to your face. I was young and carefree when I was a waitress - my only responsibilities were putting gas in my car (which was under $1 per gallon - gasp!) and doing my homework. I didn't care that I wore my hair in a pony tail every day ... life was less complicated.

A good friend had put in a request for a new apron for her daughter's birthday. I wasn't sure what I was going to make (she's 9 but mature beyond her years). Her mom said "She likes toile and all things feminine ... I trust you."

OK. So where to begin. I had in my stash some canvas toile that I had bought at Wal-Mart for under $5 and used a 40% off coupon for JoAnn's to get the denim. Not a bad start.

I had bought McCall's M5643 when JoAnn's had a great .99 cent pattern sale and tucked it way for a rainy day.

I made a version of Posie's Kitchen (view A). I left off the flap detail and made the straps much shorter (I cut them 2" wide and 29" long - folded each side to meet in the center and then folded over and stitched close).

I didn't realize that the apron was lined until I began cutting. I had enough fabric so I decided to make it reversible. This was very fast and fun to make. I think I'll have to make one for me.

Now I just need to call my girlfriend and shout "Order up!"

OK - maybe I won't shout ;-)


christine said...

Love the apron! And good luck with the Sun Hat pattern... I had been on the fence about how it would turn out but alas, I like it! Enjoy.

Lola said...

LOVE it!!
I think I'll start yelling "Order up" when I serve meals at home! It seems like everyone has some sort of special instructions for their food....and the tips are awful!!

Joy said...

Ahhh, remembering those days when gas was under a dollar!!!

The apron is super cute! I love that it is reversible! I am sure that the recipient will love it!!! ;)

Lil D said...

She should love that apron.

The Stitching Surgeon said...

love the denim and toile - excellent choices. i'm sure she will love it!
i remember back in the day when i could by gas for my little car and fill up the tank for $14!!! those were the days...

Anonymous said...

That's just perfect! Love the fabric choices.

Kris said...

Gorgeous Adrienne! You're making so many fun things lately! ~ Kris

Yarni Gras! said...

oh, it is lovely!