Thursday, July 21, 2016

Embroidered Apron Top

 
 


 
When I saw the gorgeous, jaw dropping apron dress from urban outfitters, I knew I had to make something like that for Eva. I had a linen skirt I didn't wear any more stacked away for a future project and it was the perfect choice for the job.
 
I cut the shape of the top out, added a cotton trim all around, added ties at the back and at the sides and finally I needle stitched the motif.
 
I used the picture of the abovementioned dress as guidance to stich the motif and it was really satisfying to watch the appearance  of it, stitch by stich.
 
We don't have a picture of the back - Eva's back has got sun marks from the bathing suit and we decided it's better we don't include any pictures for the post - so we are sorry about that!
 




18 comments:

Julie's Lifestyle said...

I love this top you made for Eva!! It's gorgeous! Please Maya stop by on Monday and share this at our party! :)
Enjoy the weekend.
Julie

Jessica Pelasky said...

SO cute! :)

Thanks for joining Cooking and Crafting with J & J!

Mrs. R said...

Hi Maya, this blouse looks lovely. Way back in the 70's I was in a band and used to embroider our stage outfits ... most bell bottom jeans and mid-drift tops lol ... hey it was the 70's what can I say. But I do still have a few pairs of those jeans left and I keep them for memories. I just love your needlework. Thanks for sharing with us at #SimplifyWednesdays ! I wanted to pin and share throughout my social media platforms but unfortunately I don't see your share buttons. Please come back to see us next week!

xo,
Carla a.k.a Mrs R @ SimplifyLifeWithMrsR.com

Little Treasures said...

Thank you Julie! I already did!

Little Treasures said...

Thank you Jessica!

Little Treasures said...

Dear Carla,
Thank you for the wonderful comment!
I am sure your outfits were unique and I would love to see them if you decide to post about it! I am sure they are a treasured heirloom.
As for sharing, I already pasted the code in my sidebar, but it refuses to show up, although when I check - it is there. The thing is that I am on holiday abroad and the internet connection is nerve breaking so not all information shows up. Eventually I will have this sorted out once I am back home.
Thank you so much for taking the time to stop by my blog!

Kim said...

What an inspired idea, Maya! I love the shape of this top and the embroidery is so pretty. I love that you refashioned it from your linen skirt. Your Eva looks beautiful in her new top.

Mary K.- The Boondocks Blog said...

This is all about summertime, fresh and airy. The perfect top for the summer. I'm sure Eva must be loving it.

Little Treasures said...

Thank you Kim! Linen is great to do embroidery / needle stitch on it, so it was a natural choice and I got to reuse it. Very happy about the whole project to be honest :)

Little Treasures said...

She really does Mary! It's her new favourite piece and an easy choice when she has to go out. The perfect thing to have on in the heat :)

handmade by amalia said...

Eva is gorgeous! And so is the apron top :-)
Amalia
xo

Mrs. R said...

Hi Maya, I just wanted to come by and let you know that you will be featured at this week's #SimplifyWednesdays. Congrats! I look forward to seeing what you share with us this week!

xo,
Carla a.k.a Mrs R @ SimplifyLifeWithMrsR.com

Little Treasures said...

Thank you dear Amalia!

Little Treasures said...

Thank you dear Carla! I am so excited for tomorrow! Hugs!

Kerryanne @ Shabby Art Boutique said...

Maya, that is such a beautiful way to reuse your linen skirt. The embroidery is gorgeous... as is your Eva. She looks so lovely in her new top.
Thanks for sharing at Shabbilicious Friday. I'm delighted to be featuring this at tomorrow's party.
Hugs ~ Kerryanne

Little Treasures said...

Dear Kerryanne, you are so kind to choose our top for the featured selection! Thank you so much! I am excited for tomorrow's party!

Anne Birdsong said...

Hi I'm Anne from Birdsong Bits and Pieces (https://birdsongbitsandpieces.blogspot.com), and I found you through the Shabbilicious Friday blog hop. This top is so beautiful! I can't believe this is handmade. Your daughter is one lucky gal. Anyway, it's nice to "meet" you, and I hop you can stop by my blog at some point to say hello. Have a great day!

Little Treasures said...

So happy you came to visit Anne and thank you so much for the sweetest comment. I will certainly pay you a visit! Wishing you a lovely weekend ahead!