This is my apron submission for Tie One On's July theme "Pink Lemonade."
I had so much fun with this. The pattern is a vintage 1940s Marian Martin and the embroidered fruits are from a vintage Vogart transfer pattern, modified slightly so the cranberry and lemon are holding hands. Actually the cranberry was originally a cherry but I wanted to stick to the recipe that Amy posted at the start of the theme.
I had planned to use just yellow and pink stripes but it turned out that I didn't have enough of the yellow and a quick cruise through the sale racks at Joann didn't yield any more. I know, I need to buy more of fabrics I really like. So I went to plan B and used another fabric in coordinating colors.
The best part (in my opinion) is the braided rick rack. I saw this on a photo of a vintage apron and loved it. As I braided the two colors it got kind of twisted up (and my cats had great fun "helping"), but it ironed flat in the end and looks very cool. Here's a closeup:
This apron has a button back waistband instead of the usual ties so I used a bright yellow vintage button.
Want to see more pink lemonade aprons? Check out the gallery. And I can't wait to get started on next months theme. Mini-me. As in mother and daughter. Since my mini-me is a cat this should be interesting!