emember this post about the dress form I was altering?
Well look at her now! and she's traveling right now to Anaheim, CA to be seen at the Craft & Hobby Association Convention (CHA). If you want to see a few more close up views you can peek here.
I made her using the new Kimberly Poloson (Cabana Blooms) line of papers.(yes you read that right, this apron is made of paper) To make the papers appear old I crumpled them, then ironed with a steam iron, ran 6 inch strips though my Fiskars Paper Crimper and sewed together on my machine. The bodice was put together just like you would a quilt. There are a few tears here and there, but it adds to the vintage feel of it. I didn't have a pattern, just made up as I went along using photos of retro and modern aprons. You probably couldn't do this with all types of paper, but KP's are fairly thick and takes distressing well.