for my dear friend who is having a birthday. She gave me a pattern for vintage aprons months ago and this is one of the designs I chose to make for her. We were shopping together when I purchased the fabric that she liked.
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However, I wanted to add something more to the apron.........something in embroidery .............
of course. I embroidered this butterfly onto the top of the pocket, to go with the butterfly fabric of the apron.........
and because my friend loves butterflies.
I worked the very top of the pocket in closed buttonhole stitch, which is the stitch I often use in cut work embroidery. I also worked this stitch on the main outside of the butterfly to give it definition. With the stitching embroidered on the top of the pocket, I was able to cut away the fabric, giving the pocket a scalloped look. I also worked eyelets throughout the butterfly's wings.
This added a personal touch, I think, to the apron.
How about you?
Do you find yourself changing patterns..........or adding to them to make them a little more special?
I would love to hear.