Continuing the fun from my 1950's Housewife themed bridal shower, today we are looking at the favors I made for my guests. I got this idea from this blog post that I saved a few years ago (pre-Pinterest). The original idea was to have the guests make their own aprons. I saved all of this fun for myself (greedy, I know) so my guests could spend more time chatting, eating, and drinking.
|Get those drinks ladies!!!|
I picked out some fun floral fabric quarters so that I could have a variety of aprons available for my guests, in the hopes that everyone would find an apron that tied in with their kitchen's home decor.
My very technical approach (isn't there a sarcasm font out there yet??) to this was to free hand a pattern on a piece of cardboard, and to trace onto the back side of the fabric. I left a little room for a hem when I cut them out, and broke out the iron and glue gun to give these some clean edges. If I had a sewing machine, I might've tried my hand at that, but this worked just fine for me.
Next up, I added my embellishments - ribbon for around the "neck" and "waist", some lace to pretty it up, and of course some pearls! What, you don't have a set of pearls for when you are washing dishes? Well if you make this for yourself, you will!
This is a super easy project that didn't take much time per apron. As with all of these wedding projects, the time killer was in the volume. I crafted 45 of these lil gals over the course of several evenings. But these would be great as a gift for any lady for any time of the year, especially if you are so inclined to make a matching apron for the lady herself.
I was pleased with how these came out considering how imprecise my measurements were. I love the extra pops of color they brought to the white linens on the tables.
I hope my guests liked them too!
|Me and my bridesmaids!!|
Want to see more? Check out this post on some of the paper goods from the shower!