Back in August, I mentioned that my ASG neighborhood group was making an apron for our Apron Challenge (see post 7130.30). Anyone could enter the challenge, as a group or individual, and the aprons were to be judged by the staff at several local fabric stores. There were 3 categories: Elegant, Whimsical, and Art Piece.
Being the “Couture” neighborhood group, we decided to enter a batiste and organdy Victorian style apron. Everyone in the group did a part of the apron; mine was the first tier and I sewed lots of rows of decorative stitching on that panel. The next tier was machine embroidered flowers motifs embellished with beads, the next was lace insertions, and the last was a lace-edged ruffle. Another person made the bib with tucks and lace, and someone else added the organza ties and stitched everything together.
There were probably 50 or more aprons on display at the annual meeting, showing the amazing talent and creativity of some of our members. One apron was made entirely of men’s neckties; another was adorned with kitchen gadgets and the slogan “I CAN cook, I just choose NOT to!” embroidered on it. Cute, formal, artsy, holiday, quilted–so many styles, but all were absolutely wonderful. I’m sure the judges had a hard time picking the winners. Here’s a photo of our group’s entry, modeled by our group leader–it was a Blue Ribbon winner!