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July 19, 2009

Grandma Apron

Here is the apron for grandma that I was talking about the other day. I used Layla apron pattern from Burdastyle. It's so easy to make and so basic. It took me 30 min from cutting the fabric to wrapping as a gift! I used green floral fabric because green is grandma's favorite color. I use paper weight (actually, coasters for me) to hold pattern when I cut out fabric. It is less time consuming than pinning a pattern to fabric. 
This was my second time using Layla pattern, and I think it is great for a gift. First time, I used the pattern, I made an apron for my coworker as a bridal shower gift, and she loved it! The pattern is only for a dollar at Burdastyle site.  

Speaking of patterns, I would like to share this free patterns from TexStyle.
They have a camisole, shorts and maxi dress patterns for free to download. It is in Japanese though. For non-Japanese speakers, you can click the icon that says "パターンのダウンロードはこちら", and it will start downloading a zip file. Enjoy! 


Sadie's Wardrobe said...

This is a brilliant gift idea! It turned out really nicely :)

Caroline said...

What a cute apron. Lovely fabric aswell! I tried to download it on the site you linked but nothing works =) And the japanese signs are just squares here to me =/ I'll try again though... is the patternexplanations also in japanese when it's downloaded and done I mean?

DaisyChain said...

this is fantastic.

::HARUNA:: said...

Grandma looks happy and cute :) good work!

Chie - Vivat Veritas said...

hi sadie! thanks for visiting! i love your blog and your style:)

hi caroline:) the link on my blog only takes you to the website where you can download. it won't automatically download by clicking it. but when you click the japanese sign, you should be able to download a zip file:) i believe the instruction is in japanese as well... you can ask me if you have any questions though!

thank you laura!

hi luna:) grandma was thrilled. i was happy to see her reaction!!

KajOz said...

Hi Chie!

Grandma looks really happy, nice gift!

Thanks for the pattern links, I love this camisole, although the instruction is in japanese I think it should be possible to sew it without understanding japanese, because of the pictures for every step.

xoxo KajOz

nehmah said...

Thanks for the photo of your pleased grandmother and her snazzy apron. I hope you have a great time for however long or short you are in Japan. I have downloaded the patterns. I think they will open with Lhaplus software. I've used it to unzip all my patterns from Asia. I appreciate those who share their finds. Cordially, Nehmah

Chie - Vivat Veritas said...

Hello Katja! yea, the instructions have a lot of illustrations, so even if you dont speak japanese, you can kind of follow the instruction:) if you need any help, just e-mail me:)

hi nehmah, im glad you were able to download the patterns! i will be in japan for a long term - ilve been living in the states for about 6 years, so im kind of nervous going back home. but ill live!