OK, don't panic....I only have one SIL! He is a wonderful guy, and loves my sewing. He had only one thing on his birthday wish list, a chef's apron. So I set out to make the best ones I could. I googled "chef's aprons" to get an idea of what a real chef's apron involves, and found some really good resources.
I had to first choose fabrics that were masculine and related to who he is. I found the perfect fabrics indeed!
Mike is the vice president of our local chapter of CMA (Christian Motorcycle Assoc.), so I felt that the motorcycle fabric was a perfect fit! I didn't have enough for the whole apron, so the middle band was a great accent. Did you notice the grey flame bands at the top and bottom?
He also had a special request for a place to hang a towel. I just made a loop of the twill tape, and hung a towel from it.
The ties go all the way around and tie in the front.
This give you a better idea of the shape of the apron.
I made the neck straps adjustable.
On the lobster apron, I added a pocket.
A quick peek from behind.
I sure hope that he likes these aprons. I had an absolute blast making them!! Happy birthday Mikee!!
Linking to: Anything Goes Monday! at Bobbins and Bullets with Heather.
These two aprons sure look like the will be used a lot! Fire up the BBQ!!!
Great aprons for male barbeque hosts :)
How funny- I read SIL to be Sister-in-law! I had to read the opening paragraph a couple of times to get it straight in my head! LOL! Anyway, the aprons are great- perfect for the 'male' chef in the family!
Great looking aprons, and I'm sure the chef will love them! I too read 'sister-in-law' and have no idea what SIL means in this post. But then I also read the apron has a "peek a boo behind" and I had to read that line again too ;) Wendy x
That is one cool apron! Thanks for linking up to Anything Goes Monday!
and he did a great job of modeling!!
two more great projects :D
Such a fun gift! You are so good at all that 3-D sewing!
Very, very cool aprons!! Do they give your son special powers to cook a mighty fine barbeque?? ;)
Mmmm-mmm-good! Both are great, but I do love the motorcycle apron the best! You always come up with the most thoughtful gift ideas. Your SIL is going to love them both!
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