Apronalong Goes Live!

Well! Here in the UK we have the perfect day for baking. It’s chucking it down. Seriously, don’t leave your homes.Β It’s lucky that I have a new apron in which to bake fairy cakes! I used this recipe here.

I’m totally in love with my new apron. I’m probably going to give it away, but it will break my heart! How about you? Have you finished making your apron, or are you inspired to make one? I’ve already seen some aprons go live, such as these ones here and here.

Even my mum has joined in the fun!

Digging the tape measure fabric. Where’d you get it, Mum?

Some readers without blogs have started to email over their photos, to gain entry into the giveaway. Reader, Pat, prioritised finishing her aprons before a hurricane hit her locale. That’s dedication!

If you’ve made an apron, just leave a comment with a link to your apron blog post. If you don’t have a blog, email me a photo at didyoumakethat[at]fastmail.fm. Then you’re in with a chance of winning the Cath Kidston giveaway. You have until midnight GMT Tuesday 6 November to leave a comment and take part, so if you’re still doing the final stitching on your apron you have a couple of days’ grace!

Thank you so much for taking part, or even just for reading. This has been so much fun! And it’s not over yet. There’s a final guest post lined up for this afternoon with some superbly inspiring baking from a master baker. Unlike my good self. Domestic goddess, I am not…

Hmmm. Is it meant to look like that?

Right, I’m off to have some breakfast. Cake counts as breakfast, right?

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48 Responses to Apronalong Goes Live!

  1. sewbusylizzy says:

    I can’t wait to post! I’ve made two! I’m delayed in Sydmey tonight but will upload my pictures tomorrow, blog post and come back here and let you know!
    My photos are not in a kitchen, I thought I should take advantage of my Sydney location… I must have looked memorable/weird, even a tourist took photos of me posing for my blog photos!
    Thanks for a fun sewalong – I never would have made an apron but now I want to make more!!!
    Watch this space πŸ™‚

  2. Gemma says:

    Perfect! The apron looks gorgeous and the cupcakes scrumptious! Here’s my own cupcakey apron:

    Well done for organising another fun sewalong Karen! I have had such a good time including enjoying the way that people get a puzzled look on their face when I describe the concept of the Apronalong (or any sewalong for that matter)!

  3. Amanda says:

    Loving both the aprons here! And may I say breakfast cake is so an appropriate food group. When I get together with my friends for brunch we often get breakfast cake and, on one rather memorable occasion, breakfast creme brulee!

  4. Sam says:

    Cake definitely counts as breakfast!

  5. Funnygrrl says:

    Ha ha! I love this!
    Here is my post:
    I had a great time! Thanks for the inspiration.

  6. Marie says:

    You look super cute Karen, your apron is gorgeous…it would break my heart too if I had to give it away! And those cupcakes look good enough to eat any time of day…nom nom nom! Can’t wait for the baking guest post later and I’m really enjoying seeing everyone’s aprons popping up!

  7. Liz says:

    Thanks for a fun sewalong Karen. My post is up at http://busylizzieinbrizzy.blogspot.com.au/2012/11/apronalong-show-tell.html
    I have to say, my hubby thought I was quite weird to get up early to meet my apron sewing deadline!

  8. You both look fab-u-lous in your aprons, a perfect pair of pinnies. Thanks so much for another fantastic sew-along, here is the fruit of my labour:

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  10. annabelvita says:

    I too want to know where your Mum got that delicious fabric! Your apron is gorgeous too – whoever gets it is a lucky lady (or gentleman).
    I made an apron with McCalls M5825 – I’d had it for ages but probably never would have sewn it without the apronalong, so thank you. Here’s the link: http://www.annabelvita.com/2012/11/04/apron-mccalls-m5825/

  11. Karine says:

    Don’t give your apron away ! And your mum’s apron is great too !
    Here is mine :

    My breakfast looks terribly boring compared to yours..

  12. Joanne says:

    Of course cake counts as brekkie, especially when you must reward yourself for making such an adorable apron. It’s gorgeous! Someone will be very happy this christmas. Save us a cake – nom nom nom

  13. annie says:

    Doesn’t cake incorporate most of the food groups? Yes to cake for breakfast!

  14. Debbie says:

    Thanks for a great Sew Along. I had fun. Love your apron and your mum’s fabric is great. The cakes look yummy, perfect for breakfast!
    I am going to have fun looking at the the aprons now.

  15. liza jane says:

    Your apron looks fantastic! And so does your mom’s. I love that tape measure fabric. I enjoyed reading the apronalong and can’t wait to check out everyone’s aprons. There’s something about an apron that is so much fun to make. It’s something that’s truly individual and customizable, with out all the headache of fitting, I guess!

  16. I’ve seen your mum’s tape measure fabric in four different colourways in a shop on the Goldhawk Road… πŸ™‚

    Loving your apron! Definitely a baking day today… I think I’m off to my kitchen to make some bread!

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  18. houseofpinheiro@facebook.com says:

    Oh you this cake are so yummy can I join in … Your mum looks great but your apronis so chic … I loved joining in the fun….


  19. Niiice! I made ice-cream instead of cake-it’s way too hot here to turn on the oven XD Apron (+ smock) here. Thanks for organising the Apronalong!

  20. Jenny says:

    Thanks for hosting another great sewalong Karen- putting together all of the posts must take ages! I can’t wait to come back & have a look through everyone’s creations when I have a bit more time, but have to rush off to work now. My apron has been documented here: http://rennous-oh-glennus.tumblr.com/post/34953256219/perfectly-functional-yet-useless

    Thanks again πŸ™‚

  21. Juliet says:

    Cake (or any kind of pudding) is the best kind of breakfast! And I am so inspired to make my own apron now… yours is lovely!

  22. Andrea says:

    Both your apron and your mom’s are lovely. Do you really have to give yours away? Pity! I made mine reversible, so it’s kind of like two aprons. It’s been done for a whole week and I was waiting for a sunny day to take photos but it has not stopped raining here (near Vancouver, Canada) so the pictures are not great. I’m also sharing a recipe over here: http://stitchparade.com/party/

    Thanks so much for organizing this sew-along Karen! My apron is the kitchen accessory I never knew I needed but which I can’t live without now.

  23. Your apron matches your cakes…I’m sure there was some design there! I’ve enjoyed this apron along and wish I’d had cake for brekkie…..

  24. JacqC says:

    I love seeing all the finished aprons, I don’t know how you can contemplate giving your apron away. Cake is definitely a breakfast food, my 20 month old niece refers to all the food she wants to eat as ‘cake’!

    Here’s my effort:

    It’s been good fun, thank you so much for hosting πŸ™‚

  25. katlane12 says:

    My god this finish date came around quickly! But I did manage to finish my apron in time so yay me. Here is my post http://www.petticoatsandpeplums.blogspot.com.au/2012/11/my-apronalong-apron.html

    I did do some baking but it wasn’t finished in time for pics so I am going to post that up seperately.

  26. Janet says:

    Hello Karen! Your Apronalong inspired me to host an apron night at home – I got six of my sewing friends round, and we all made aprons by the end of the evening. Am afraid we got a bit carried away with our sewing/gossiping/stuffing our faces with chocolates and cake, and forgot photos, but there’s one of me and my friend Pamela at the end of the night here… http://kitchentablesewing.blogspot.co.uk/2012/10/my-new-mug-and-general-ramblings.html
    thanks again for giving us the idea! Janet

  27. Jamie says:

    I made three aprons…I was only going to make one, then someone posted a link to a bunch of free apron patterns in a comment on your blog, and I got a bit carried away. I quite enjoyed reading your apron-making blog posts, and it’s great to see your finished apron after following along.

    This was all a lot of fun – thank you so much for hosting!

    1) http://raspberrylemonade.net/apronalong-apron-1/
    2) http://raspberrylemonade.net/butterick-9578-black-and-pink-half-apron/ (my favorite of the three)
    3) http://raspberrylemonade.net/butterick-9578-polka-dot-apron-round-1/

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  29. MrsC says:

    Done at last! Photos taken, always the tricky part, that! πŸ™‚ http://amamus-amatis-amant.blogspot.co.nz/2012/11/apronalong.html

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  32. macstabby says:

    Thank heavens for grace periods! I’m having such fun looking through all the other aprons. If I hadn’t just made one, I’d probably be planning one right now!


  33. gingermakes says:

    I didn’t have time to join the apron-along, but ahhhh! You and your ma both look so cute!!!

  34. sewexhausted says:

    Oh My… I JUST saw this and WISH I had more than one day. But I think I will make a few aprons anyway- So cute and it has always been on my list! πŸ™‚

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  36. Javie says:

    Just found about this Sunday and whipped up this cutie apron! Fun to see everyone’s makes! http://dashingmarmot.wordpress.com/2012/11/06/domestic-goddess-apron

  37. rehanon says:

    Hey there,

    This is my little offering to the apronalong. Thanks for organising Karen. I freaking love my apron and don’t want to take it off. Both yours and your Mum’s aprons are lovely.


  38. megthegrand says:

    I’m loving both aprons – how fun that your mum joined in!! And yes, cake is totally acceptable for breakfast, especially when covered with icing πŸ™‚

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  40. grenouille78 says:

    Cute!! You, the apron, the cupcakes, your mom! All of it, cute! And I can’t believe no one has directed you to the Bill Cosby sketch about cake for breakfast! “Dad is great! He gives us chocolate cake!” http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9ZlCPQur4hc

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