Mar 10, 2008

ode to the lola apron

The Lola Apron 3
Another apron, Meg?

The Lola Apron 1
Really now.

The Lola Apron 2
Don't you think it's time you joined A.A. (Aprons Anonymous) to talk about your little problem?

How could I stop myself? When I found this vintage apron for sale over at Joyful Abode's Etsy shop, I didn't think twice.

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Isn't it lovely? The fabric has the feel of a soft bed sheet, and the circle pockets are just to die for. The voices in my head wouldn't cease until I had made myself another.

And I have a confession to make. As much as I love my two Emmeline Aprons, the Lola is, hands down, MY FAVORITE APRON EVER. I don't know what it is. The fit is super. I love the retro flair of the bias binding and rick rack accents. I love it SO MUCH that I am looking for excuses to wear it. That frying pan? Yep. It needs to be washed again. (And you don't know how much I used to detest doing the dishes. Okay - maybe it's the Flylady that has had me on the right track as of late, but the Lola apron certainly deserves a hefty percentage of the credit.)

So. Pardon my effusive babbling. Of course, this means that Lola, along with Miss Elsie Mae, are both in the process of becoming printed patterns. The good news? Starting this Friday I have fifteen days off, during which I hope to plow ahead in this somewhat arduous pattern-writing process. Maybe if I tell myself that I can wear the Lola apron only when I sit down to write instructions? Now that is an efficient working plan!

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Jackie said...

Oh my goodness! You are sending me over the edge with these aprons! I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE them!!!!!

Lavendergirl said...

That apron is incredible! Good luck with your instruction writing!

The McAuleys said...

Yay! I love this one!

Amber said...

Ok this is just gorgeous!! I love it! Yeah another pattern - can't wait!

Concha said...

Oh my... I want this one too!! ow am I going to find occasions to wear so many different aprons?...

Lynne said...

That is just so gorgeous. Cant wait for the instructions to come out. Enjoy your time off

Joyful Abode said...

YAY Meg, it looks fantastic! I can't wait to test the pattern for ya. :)

Melody said...

I'm glad I'm not the only apron junkie. My husband already gives me THAT look everytime I mentione wanting lost of aprons. This should be interesting...

village mama said...

Lola looks lovely; I can only imagine how dipping my hands into those adorable pockets. Enjoy!

The Burns Family of Colorado said...

Yes, Yes, Yes, sit down in your Lola Apron and write those instructions! ;) I just finished the emmaline apron for my mothers birthday last night and of course I am going to make me one. I can't wait for both Elsie Mae and Lola to be up for sale! Keep on designing!

coffeechris said...

Oou Oou La La Lola that is a beautiful Apron - I would even step away from my sewing machine and do a bit of dishes.....Can't wait for the pattern - go ahead wear it for the entire time if it works! "Whatever Lola wants Lola gets"

Nicki said...

Another beauty. I'm a HUGE fan of Rick Rack so no wonder i love Lola! I can just see myself twirling round the kitchen in this. Oh and if you can fix it for me to have hair like yours that would be super too ;o)

lassothemoon said...

Haha! I bribe myself to work, too! That is so cute on you.

African Kelli said...

Oh my, that is so, so pretty. Bravo!

jar said...

This apron is cute. I just got my copy of the Emmaline apron pattern. Am now looking for the right fabric.

Christie said...

Wow- you apron crazy gal- nice work!

manitos a la obra........ said...

Congratulations Meg..te quedó very beautiful...saludos y cariños GINE Y GILDI

Tracey said...

I am crazy about the circle pockets. They are amazing. They make the apron so special and unique. LOVE IT!

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val said...

another pattern? YEAH!

Kate said...

How funny! My baby is named Emmeline Lula, after two wonderful women I know and love, both our granny's...it cracks me up that your aprons of late named Emmeline and Lola!!
K

shelle said...

two more aprons i can't wait to make, keep them coming.
peace

Domestic Chicky said...

Oh my...that is divine. Truly beautiful.

BreeAsInTheTown said...

I love this apron, it is just way too cute!

Felicia said...

Beautiful apron :)

wondermommy said...

Gorgeous!

Sherrin said...

lovely apron! looks great. :o)

Anne H said...

My daughter requested this apron. I'd like to make it for her birthday, May 12th. Is there a pattern somewhere I can buy? I love it also. My daughter is "in love" with rick rack.

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