A Refashioned Apron That Does Not Look Good On TV

by jennifer

I know better, but clearly I have not learned from past mistakes. And once again I stayed up until an ungodly hour the night before a live TV segment to make a new apron to wear for my weekly appearance on Take Five & Company here in Grand Rapids, Mich.

I decided shortly before midnight to make a Nancy Minsky-inspired apron out of an old pair of jeans that are thankfully too big. I didn’t want to go upstairs and risk waking the kids while sorting for the perfect combo of cotton prints to make Nancy’s “Hanky Panky” apron, so I decided to cut up an old maternity top and turn it into a quick ruffle. I started to lose hope when I realized that the pink and white fabric ruffle was way too long and rather sad. After some fumbling round, I decided to gather the bottom edge of the ruffle and fold it up toward the back of the apron for a bubbled ruffle effect.


Since the jeans are too big for me, the apron isn’t the most flattering when only the top four inches are visible – something that didn’t occur to me until I saw the clip from today’s segment. Ah, well, I was pleased to have the opportunity to finally use one of my homemade screen-printed “Make aprons not war” patches. Thanks to that patch and the deep pockets that come standard with jeans, this apron will probably still get some mileage off camera.

I did learn a valuable lesson from all this. Frumpy jeans can lead to frumpy aprons if you’re not careful. Next time I make a recycled denim apron, I’ll will start the project during daylight and use a smaller pair of jeans or cut more of the denim away. If you make Nancy’s version that ties in the front, you can avoid several of the design issues I created for myself.

Speaking of refashioning, I’m challenging myself to take my recycled designs up a few notches from last night’s apron debacle and planning to do my darndest to get an entry or two completed in time for the Recycled Runway event on Aug. 8 at the UICA in Grand Rapids. If you’re local and feeling inspired to recycle in the name of fashion, it’s not to late to sign up. The show will feature “innovative clothing made from recycled and repurposed materials.” What a fun challenge, eh? Now I just have to decide what to recycle. Hmm…

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4 comments

Turdukulova October 3, 2015 - 6:51 pm

Interestingly enough: the last roaitnmc date I went on in Iowa City was to Brown Bottle, and there was a prom group there at the same time, so yes, prom kids go to Brown Bottle. I appreciated the sentiment of going out to a nice dinner, but Brown Bottle itself is not near the top of my list for roaitnmc locales. I’ve been to 126 twice, but both times as a group, not as a date, and found the service to be uncomfortably slow (more than 45 minutes to come by to take an order and another hour to bring the food, then another hour to bring the checks (despite our asking for them before/as the food arrived). The food was fine, but not spectacular, and price was moderately high, and those factors have so far turned me off from trying it again as a date place. I have wondered if Joesph’s was worth the hype, I think I’ll suggest there for our next big date. We tried Giovanni’s a couple months ago, the food was alright, but it was a little pricy, and it was so loud that we couldn’t carry on a conversation. Devotay was ok, but also took a long time to take our order and bring our food, particularly since the only other people there was one party of 3. (As I reread my comments, it sounds like I’m a particularly stuck up diner, I don’t *think* that’s the case, I just think that if I’m going to spend more than $50/person on a meal, the food, atmosphere and service should be of the quality and type I cannot get at a restaurant where I pay less than $20/meal.)We also really like Konomi, by the Marriott for date night. Most of the time we have been, we’ve had a tepenyaki table (and sometimes the whole room) to ourselves.As for The Cove in Tipton, a friend of mine’s grandparents used to own it. I’m not sure how long ago they stopped owning it (the 2004-05 range rings a bell). I think it was closed before the flood. I’m supposed to be meeting up with this friend later this week, I’ll try to follow up and get the real story.

ジェイコブスーパーコピー 火星の本バージョンでは、プロットのとても多くがちょうど彼の機転によって生き残るためにしようとしです、彼の周りの材料と若干の非常に素晴らしい問題解 March 8, 2016 - 8:05 am

ジェイコブスーパーコピー 火星の本バージョンでは、プロットのとても多くがちょうど彼の機転によって生き残るためにしようとしです、彼の周りの材料と若干の非常に素晴らしい問題解決スキル。サバイバリストジャンル映画とショーは本当に人気があります、そして、そのカテゴリーの範囲内(ゾンビの添加なし)、火星の優れた「もっともらしい」話の将来の生き残りの近くの惑星火星の上にあります。だから私はそれを見ることについてかなり興奮ですとだけ言っておこう。 http://www.gginza.com/%E3%82%A2%E3%83%90%E3%82%A6%E3%83%88/item_6.html

ブルガリスーパーコピー September 19, 2017 - 9:31 am

重量を載せて欲しかったです。それ以外は満足しています。
売り切れることもあるので事前にお問い合わせ下さい と書いてあったので、
連絡をさせて頂きスムーズに購入出来ました。
ありがとうございました。大切に使います。
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重いかな
同じシリーズのSサイズのバッグを愛用しています。
もうちょっと大きかったらな、と思うこともあるので注文しました。
S200g→これ400g
デザインが違うので仕方ないですが、重いかな。
とても新品とは思えない綺麗な品で、状態も良く、満足しています。
ブルガリスーパーコピー http://www.ginza66.com/copy-192-b0.html

ルイヴィトンコピー 財布 September 20, 2017 - 4:56 pm

非常にいい書いてあったけどそうは思えない。
自社基準なので仕方ないと思うけど、もうここで買わない。
ルイヴィトンコピー 財布 http://www.giginza.com/brand/list-138.html

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