Spaceship Apron and Sundress

My son had a birthday party a few days ago and the theme was Outer Space.  My plan was to make individual drawstring bags for each child with this cool spaceship fabric I found at JoAnn’s.  Needless to say, I was running short of time and didn’t have a chance to sew a bag for each child.  (I did manage to personalize ready-made canvas bags for them  – which still were super cute).  Instead, I used some of the fabric to make myself an apron to wear to the party.

Spaceship Arpon

I love the colors, especially the orange ruffle and pocket.  The pattern is by Cindy Taylor Oates from her “More Retro Aprons”.  The yellow rick-rack turned out well – it was all I had to choose from in my stash.

On another note, I was able to get a great dress form from my friend Laura.  She had this in her attic for years and sold it to me for a great price.  She is about my height, so this is a petite dress form.  My polka sundress (which I finished last week) fits perfectly :).

Polka Dot Sundress

I’ve worn this a few time and people always ask me wear I got it.  My standard reply is “this old thing?  I made it myself.”  They usually don’t believe me – one person swore she saw the same dress at target awhile back (then she asked me to make her one).  I have the pattern and fabric for my next dress, so it should be finished in the next few weeks.

I am working on my next free pattern, I know it’s been awhile – so please hang in there!

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