Monday, December 19, 2011

Anthropologie Apron Knock-Off!


IF YOU ARE MY SISTER-IN-LAW STOP READING NOW!

Haha - ok, I know I wouldn't stop reading even if someone told me not to, but I tried.

I'm really excited about this Christmas present!! It just turned out so stinking cute!

My SIL pointed out this adorable apron from  Anthropologie  a few weeks ago:


It really wasn't that expensive - $37.  But I figured I could make it for a fraction of the price and use the money saved to buy other goodies! ;)  In total I spent $10!

I had no idea where to start, so I used this apron tutorial as a basic template and adjusted measurements and details as needed.

This is the first time I have made and used piping - but I love it!! It adds such cute detail!




Look here - I even made a super creepy dummy out of a pillow, my bra, and a turtleneck! Hahaha! I can't stop laughing at how creepy it is.  I tried to get a photo of the apron on me, but that wasn't working out so well, so creepy pillow it was!


Right now I have the rosette that Bonnie made for me on the top.  I'll be making a different flower more similar to the inspiration photo, but I wanted to put an embelishment on for now!

I'll be making more of these for other family members, so I'll post those when they're done!

Here are the piping details:


More Christmas goodies will be on their way soon!

Cheers!
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28 comments:

  1. Oh my gosh, I can just picture you wrestling your bra onto a pillow... too funny! The apron is adorable, your self taught sewing skills are amazing!

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  2. You just started sewing pretty recently right? This is amazing & I'm so impressed. How long did it take you to do?

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  3. i am not your sis in law, but can i be????? that is way too cute!!!

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  4. I don't know which is better...the creepy pillow thingy or the apron :). Just kidding...the apron is stinking cute! Great job!

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  5. Such a cute apron! I would be thrilled to find this under my Christmas tree.

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  6. Very pretty! I love the ruffles. You did a fabulous job on it!

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  7. You did a fantastic job on it! It looks exactly like the Anthro one! I have never tried piping before and yours is awesome. I'd love it if you linked it up to my party!

    http://daysofchalkandchocolate.blogspot.com/2011/12/latest-and-greatest-friday-10-christmas.html

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  8. this is adorable!!! I'd love to get a present like this for christmas lol. I registered for a polka dot pink apron, hoping someone gives it to me. :)

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  9. This is so cute! I totally want one! Maybe I can get my mom to make one for me since I can barely sew a straight line. :)

    I'd love for you to link up and share: http://tutusandteaparties.blogspot.com/2011/12/pinteresting-party-with-christmas.html

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  10. This is fantastic! I was pining over the same one in Anthro. I can't justify spending that kind of cash on an apron right now, so I'm so glad you posted this! Thanks a bunch! Merry Christmas!

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  11. Oh, wow! You did a great job of recreating the original. I LOVE those colors. Your sil is one lucky lady!

    Sharon

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  12. Your apron turned out great! I am sure she will love it!

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  13. Love the creepy pillow form! It worked, didn't it?

    The apron is fab! I always ogle those aprons when i make it to an Anthropologie and am determined to make my own...someday...when crazy stops...

    But that could be never. hmmmm....

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  14. That's extra cute! You don't even need to have a good outfit on to host something if you have that apron!

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  15. Super cute!!! I'm obsessssssed with making aprons, they're so fun!! :)

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  16. Lucky SIL to get such a thoughtful and darling gift! Did she read your post and spoil your surprise?!!!!
    Cathy @ Room Rx

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  17. Oh my! You did such a great job! Id love for you to come link this to my fashion linky! It's called DIY Diva Thursdays and we party every TH-M :)

    Kara
    www.mineforthemaking.com

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  18. Simply Adorable!!! Deidre~ http://simplysimplisticated4.blogspot.com

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  19. Amazing job!

    ~Mrs. Delightful
    ourdelightfulhome.blogspot.com

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  20. Thanks so much for linking up to Your Whims Wednesday! I featured this on my blog tonight :) Come stop by and grab a button! http://www.mygirlishwhims.blogspot.com/2011/12/your-whims-wednesday-39-and-features.html

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  21. I bet the recipients of this gift were happy on Christmas morning! I'm featuring your adorable apron this week.

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  22. I'm not that big of a cook but I would not refuse to roll up my sleeves to cook in order to wear this arpon :) Super cute and the turquoise color is just perfect. Would love love love for you to share this at my Best of 2011 party going on now http://space46.blogspot.com. Happy new year! My

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  23. So pretty! Great knock off, girl!
    Featured you this weekend :)

    PS: YOU WON our shop credit, too! Email us with your mailing address and what you would like :) :) :)

    Happy New Year!
    xo

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  24. Wow, what a great knock-off! It turned out great! :)
    Just stopping by to let you know that you've been featured at this week's {nifty thrifty sunday}! Happy New Year's!
    Vanessa @ {nifty thrifty things}

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  25. This turned out awesome. I can believe how identical it looks to the Anthro apron! Your sis-in-law is a lucky girl. Your piping turned out fabulous for the first time. Look at you go with your itty bitty seams too. Love the 'creepy pillow' too. Ha! Thanks for sharing!

    Jami

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