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Aprons- Day 3

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Today I'm posting about the last two aprons listed for this series.  As you can see, I mixed the yellow fringed blanket with the natural ivory linen floral material to create the first apron. I love using pattern on pattern!  Because neither of the prints are too busy, they have a nice vibe when put together.  The yellows of each fabric pair up well with each other while the natural ivory color and white of the pattern blanket look sharp side by side.  The second apron is a little more daring!  I used the yellow and olive fringed multicolored floral print linen and made sure to incorporate the fringe this time.  Who doesn't like fringe!?!  Keeping it at the pocket opening was a good way to make sure it's not "too much."  As great as fringe is, it's even better in small doses so as to not overwhelm a piece.  I hope you've enjoyed this little installment of aprons.  Be sure to check them out in the shop! 

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Aprons- Day 1

AccessoriesRachel ChurchComment

Happy weekend!  I still had some leftover floral fabric from making the bright floral fringe shirt as well as the linen yellow floral patterned napkin set, so when i decided on making aprons I thought that this fabric would be a great fit.  These aprons that I'll be introducing to you for the next few days are just so cute and versatile.  They can be used for cooking and baking, arts and crafts, and sewing.  They are also great as vendor aprons for wedding planners, florists, and just about anything else you can think of.  The straps are super long, so they'll fit many sizes and can wrap around the dress form twice while still having room for a bow.  They come with two large and deep pockets on the front to hold whatever your heart desires.  They also have a tag from The Ivy Retreat on the lower left corner of the front pocket.  Pretty snazzy.  Check out this piece in the shop today and be sure to see what other aprons pop up!