Hot! The “I Love You” Apron

The Facts
Fabric: Cherry Print cotton and scraps of Rose Print cotton
Pattern: Simplicity 3949
Year: 2006
Notions: Pink Ric-Rac from stash
Time to complete: about 3 hours
First worn: For the photos
Wear again: Yes, when friends come for dinner
Total Cost:$30

Last time I made one of these novelty aprons I swore never to make another one! But how irresistable are the hearts? And it seemed like the perfect use of this Cherry Print fabric that has a quite a clichéd vintage look to my eyes now, but that I adored when I bought it a couple of years ago. It was good to use up some pink Ric-Rac in the stash, and the Rose Print and that was left over from my “Coming Up Roses” Gypsy Blouse, which is still one of my favourite items of clothing.

This was a nice fun project, not difficult to get the Ric-Rac sandwiched between two layers of fabric – just slow work.

I think if I made this again I would add some interfacing to the big heart at the top – it’s a little floppy.

This week I learn how to airbrush and spraytan my legs on Pic Monkey (photo editing software) – I might get them out again for you!

More photos over on my blog



Trish lives in Sydney and has way more thrifted patterns and fabric than her fair share. She studied fashion design in her former life and sews while trying to not to burn the dinner.


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  1. Sexy mama in the kitchen! I love your apron-it works so well with the rose fabric.

  2. At first, I couldn’t tell if the project was a combo apron-dress because the prints match up from a distance. Lovely apron and dress!

  3. Yes, I can see what you mean. Another clue is the blouse is tucked into my black skirt – you can just see the waistband above the apron strings. I was going to wear a black dress, but as I wore the blouse to work that day – I just kept it on! Thanks!

  4. oh Trish, this is so gorgeous !

  5. Thanks Rachael, shame my cooking skills are not like my sewing skills!

  6. Love this apron! Pretty fabric and fun bodice design. Reminds me of something Lucille Ball would have worn. Love the pic of you sitting on the kitchen counter. Legs look gorgeous too.

  7. You’re too cute for words!

  8. Go Trish! Spicy photos my friend. Fantastic apron.

  9. Fantabulous Trish you saucy lady you. A cute retro apron if I ever spied one.

  10. Isn’t that fab! Loving the red rose print.

  11. rose on rose looks great.

  12. The whole ensemble is just wonderful : ) It’s how I would LIKE to imagine myself in my domestic goddess self, not the usual t-shirts and jeans/shorts I normally wear. You just need the ubiquitous pearls now, or is that an american thing?

  13. I love the way you’ve used the ric rac. Fab pin-up photos too. The colours really suit you. That rose pocket on the cherries is brilliant.