Saturday, February 22, 2014

Polka Dots and Ruffles

I have a confession to make. I have a thing for polka dots. I also have a thing for ruffles. They conjure up the image of eight year old, giggly, twirling girls to me, but I can't help myself. They just melt me a little ya know?

When these great polka dot fabrics started showing up on the store shelves, I couldn't I needed a new apron. My one and only apron was one I received for our wedding. It is still in excellent shape which is both a testament to the quality of it, and of how often (not) I actually use an apron. I can't tell you how many tops I've gotten grease splatters on. Duh! Wear an apron Nimrod!

I decided to also purchase a premade white apron at JoAnn's with my half-off coupon. It was a plain white twill apron that cost me less than $3.00.  It is surprisingly very well made for the price too. It would have cost me more to buy the fabric, let alone a pattern and thread. Side note: We have glorious sunshine today so I had to get some outdoor shots, but the wind is fierce. I nearly turned into a human ice cube taking these shots for you. Cause' that's how much I love you. You're welcome.

I couldn't leave the apron plain though. Enter my beloved polka dots...and ruffles. Each new layer brought a bigger smile to my face as I stitched them on. I loved them. The bottom of the apron was all happy and flouncy, but the top felt a little left out.

So I made it a flower pin, and added some more polka dots around the neck  Red polka dotted ribbon to be exact...just sewn onto the strap. Easy peasy. And polka dotted.

Here I am rocking polka dots and ruffles. No I do not have a head...not today. No make-up and bad hair means no head shots. So what do you think? Too eight year old girlish? Never mind...I don't care. I'm too busy twirling around my kitchen in my polka dot ruffles.

Here's to the eight year old, giggly girl hiding inside us all. Twirl on girls...twirl on!

I'm so honored that this project was featured at:

This post is linked to these awesome parties:

Skip the Housework at Reasons to Skip the Housework
Spotlight Saturday at Classy Clutter
Nifty Thrifty Sunday at Nifty Thrifty Things
Bouquet of Talent at Life on Lakeshore Drive
Saturday Sparks at Pieced Pastimes
Share it One More Time at One More Time Events
Sunday Showoff Party at Twigg Studios
Silver Pennies Sundays at Finding Silver Pennies
That DIY Party at DIY Showoff
From Dream to Reality at the DIY Dreamer
Brag About It at VMG206
Proect Inspired at An Extraordinary Day


  1. How cute! I absolutely love the apron. Also am a big fan of Joann's and half-off coupons. Will definitely try to make a ruffled apron for myself :)

  2. So adorable! I love the polka dots too!

  3. love the apron and the flower just tops the cake :) totally awesome! Hope you will come sometime and giggle with us at Snickerdoodle Sunday!

  4. That is just THE cutest apron. I love it...and the little flower on top is the perfect finishing touch. Lov eit! xo Diana

  5. visiting from nifty thrifty sunday. This is super cool. What a great thing to do, buy a base and add to it. It is an awesome apron

  6. Your apron is SO cute!! I love polka dots too so it made me sort of giggly just looking at it :)
    There's one problem wouldn't want anything splattering on it, it's too cute!!!

  7. Very lovely! Great job Deborah!
    Have a great weekend!

  8. How lovely,I love dots and ruffles too. A friend gave me one very similar only plain colours and I wear it all the time. It makes you want to cook,wearing something so pretty.

  9. What a pretty apron and yes, I like polka dots too!

  10. Such a sweet apron!! Love the polka dots, too!!! I love anything with polka dots, they just make everything cuter!!!

  11. Adorable. Love the mix of fabric in the ruffles!

  12. Very cute, Debbie! Great job, and choice of colors!

  13. Hi Deborah, I LOVE your ruffled apron. It is just the cutest ever. Great touch with the flower too. You are so talented my friend. Have a great week.

  14. Oh Deborah! you had me at Apron! I have a thing for aprons, so I have a small collection of them, I Love the polka dots and ruffles!!! Sooo Cute! Hope your still twirling! Love it!!

  15. this is so adorable, deborah!

  16. Thank you for the fabulousness here!!
    Have a great great week, Deborah!!
    xx Crystelle
    Crystelle Boutique

  17. You know I LOVE that apron, Deborah!! I think the addition of the ribbon on the neckstrap and the flower just put it over the top. I'm pinning to remind myself to make one too!!

    Thanks for sharing at Project Inspire{d}!


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