Anthropologie inspired kitchen apron

anthro-inspired kitchen apron by thisblogisnotforyou.comHello my lovelies!

As you know, I was popping into the Anthropologie store the other day (still dancing around my brandnew Elisaliex pattern). I love almost everything they have, but it’s almost all beyond my budget (Seriously, 20 pounds for a kitchen clock?). Except for the By Hand London patterns, I have never bought anything there, especially when most of times I like something, I think ‘Hey, couldn’t I make that myself? Haven’t I seen a tutorial for this?’.

Last week I saw these cuuuuute aprons (40 pounds) and looked them up online when I was back home.

 Anthropologie apron

Since stash dieting is one of my resolutions for this year, I thought it might be a cool project for using some of the craft and quilting cottons from my stash (which I almost never use).

So I made my own cute kitchen apron. Quite a quick project, especially when using crafting cottons everything (cutting, pressing, pinning…) is so much faster than sewing with other fabrics.

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You can see how the neckline, placket, bow and hem were inspired by the Anthro-version.

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Mine turned out much more cutesy than the Anthro aprons, that’s mainly due to the super kitschy fabrics I found in my stash (that’s probably the main reason why I’ve never used them!)

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But I really like it and will probably be making more. They also make good gifts, I think.

Here’s some more Anthro apron inspiration…ahhh – so gorgeous!

anthro apron
anthro  apron

I decided that this project wouldn’t count towards my 27 Dresses Challenge. Just like the toddler pinafores I made, it’s not quite a proper garment although I made it from scratch. Too bad (there are only 9 more to go until I can finally buy an overlocker!), but I have to be strict so it doesn’t get too easy.

There will also be a tutorial/making of post this week!

Happy Sewing!

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6 thoughts on “Anthropologie inspired kitchen apron

  1. Lovely apron! And much cuter (and cheaper and better quality) than the one from the shop 🙂 I really like that goes all the way around the bum, and this lovely buttons details at the front bib. Such a pity that I made myself an apron just before you posted yours, but you never know, I might need two 🙂 So, I am looking forward to your tutorial!

  2. The details really make this amazing- I want one! You’ve done such a great job knocking this off 😀 I’ve never been to the Anthro, must make trip next time I’m in London. xxx

    1. Thanks so much, Kathleen! I can relate to having ideas which are bigger than your skills 😀 Almost everything I try is probably too advanced for my skills, but that’s how you learn best 🙂

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