Friday, June 15, 2012

Prettiest Apron from Happy Home

I was so excited when Jennifer Paganelli announced that her next book following the amazing Girl's World was going to be called Happy Home. I am more of a home dec sewer than clothing sewer, although the Sis Boom clothing patterns have started to sway me more towards clothing!  :) I am a HUGE fan of everything she does, and this book just continues the beauty and inspiration she gives us every day, with every collection, pattern, project or book.

Pretty girls and their aprons in Happy Home

I wanted to make the Prettiest Apron in the book and was pleased with the results! There were no pattern pieces, just cutting instructions which was great! You make quite a bit of bias edging for the sides/tie top and the gather under the bust that ties in the back as well as the top of the pocket. If you want to purchase premade bias tape, you would need (2) 3 yard packages of 7/8" wide tape. I prefer the look of coordinating, but in a pinch or if you are planning on making a few as gifts, that is another option. The pattern sewed up easily & I like the fit on me. The gathered area under the bust is adjustable, not sewn in a particular position, so you (or the recipient if it's a gift) can adjust the fit.

 You can see me pictured in my own happy kitchen with my Casey Scroll dishtowel & my cute apron on my Devon Peasant top I'm wearing. A girl has to look good in her kitchen, just like the girls pictured! Bottom line, I'd make this again and again & would like to make them for Christmas gifts this year.

There are so many wonderful patterns in this beautiful book to create your own Happy Home making quilts, duvets, pillow shams, throw pillows, bed skirts and more. You can design your home to your tastes using the patterns in this book. Part of the 'happy' in this book is Jennifer's amazing color in her fabrics. My entire sewing room is done in her fabrics and everyone who comes in here calls this my happy room! I couldn't think of a better title for her book!

Fabric details: Priscilla in brown, Amanda Fleur pocket and Maritza dots for accents. Here's the rest of the blog tour, you can still join if you want to make something from Happy Home!

une 11 Jenny Fish

June 12 Cathy Caprio Peckiconis

June 13 Judy Buchanan 

 June 14 Guest on Sew Pretty Dresses: Shannon Branscom Winters

June 15 Leah Kinghorn

June 16 Monique Reynolds

June 17 Melissa Peda

June 18 Jamie Harned

June 19 Stephanie Messer Danko

June 20 Kristi Pernell Elston

June 21 Kathy Hennessey

June 22 Courtney Watford Davis

June 23  Guest on Sew Pretty Dresses: Jade Nocella Jenny Fish

June 24 Sally Keller
June 25 Tour Wrap Up   


judy said...

That is so pretty Monique!! Cant wait to try!

Melissa P said...

It is so cute! That Crazy Love Priscilla always makes me think of chocolate and berries so it makes a perfect apron, in my opinion.

Sis Boom does bring happiness to many homes--whether in small or large doses.

Jennifer said...

How cute are you...I love what Melissa and Judy said you make everyne want to create and eat bon bons you make it look so impressed with you..

Sweet Baby Jamie said...

That is adorable! Now I HAVE to make one! I love making aprons! It's so fun to see a view of your happy home!!!!

Leah said...

I LOVE that fabric!!! Which one is it? You look so cute too!!! Great job!!!

Sew Pretty Dresses said...

Look at you! All kinds of decked out in your Sis Boom finery! I too need one of these now. Thank you for the tips!

Ruth said...

I love the apron!

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