Wednesday, August 8, 2012

Wedding Fun Wednesdays - 50's Bridal Shower Part 2 - Dish Soap Apron Favors Tutorial

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!!!
You might remember this picture from a teaser post from a few months ago:

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!!
Decor, attire, games, and a few special gifts that deserve their own post coming up soon!  I really know how to drag out this bridal shower fun, huh?

Want to see more? Check out this post on some of the paper goods from the shower!


  1. Curious what the wording was on the favor tag? Love these favors!! Thank you!

    1. Glad you like them - they were so easy to make! I like to go super-cheesy whenever possible and the I just found some simple free clipart aprons online that I added to the top, and the tag read: "With this apron, your soap will have more grease-fighting power! Thank you for coming to Kayla's Bridal Shower! July 21, 2012" I printed them out in a word document and used some scalloped scissors to cut them out. Good luck!

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