Amy Butler Knows What She’s Talking About

May 13th

In Stitches May, ready to be wrapped

Dear Finny,
Have you sewn the May assignment yet? Once you have, I have a feeling you’ll want to make a dozen of these sweet aprons. As if we weren’t already in love with Ms. Butler and threatening to ship ourselves to her studio to learn more, this pattern is my favorite yet. I just love it! This apron is by far the nicest thing I’ve ever made. (So great, in fact, I actually immediately made another.) I can’t wait to make more of these pleated aprons for my favorite cooks.

Working the birthday apron

You requested an action shot for this month’s theme. My British Grannie turned 73 this week and rocked her new pleated birthday apron. Tell me she isn’t adorable? Oooh, how I love that woman!

May In stitches, action

And one last silly action shot when I tried to recreate the photo from the book.
Hope you are having a great weekend Fin!


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18 Responses

  1. I know the feeling, I’ve always wanted to smuggle myself into Kaffe Fasset’s studio.

  2. The apron is lovely!

    And I’ve decided, judging from pictures you’ve posted here, that your entire family is more attractive than the average bear. You’re one good-looking clan!

  3. Oh mama are you right – the apron pattern is awesome. I finished mine yesterday and will post on it shortly.

    Plus, how cute is your grannie?!

  4. Your gran is beautiful, and such a good sport to pose for a pic. NICE WORK on the apron, Miss! I have to agree: this pattern goes in the success column. Mine’s done except for the pocket (which is where deviated from the pattern), and I was really pleased.

  5. Granny is a cutie! Love the apron, too. My stepdad’s mom came by just long enough to criticize everything from my weight to my hair length. Oh happy Mother’s day! LOL

  6. You have a gorgeous Grandma! Great apron too!

  7. i want to look like her when i’m 73!

  8. I love that apron and your grandmother is so youthful! Great job!

  9. Fantastic job, Kelli, and adorable Grannie! I have not yet had a minute free to do the apron but it is first on my long list. Thanks for the inspiration!

  10. Happy Mother’s Day, Kelli–to you and your family. I think it’s wonderful that you made one of the aprons for your grandmother. I can see a resemblance of you in her–y’all are beautiful people.

  11. What great photos! I love that apron.

  12. Your Grandma is so cute! And I love the apron, the colors are perfect!

  13. awesome colors! I’ve done part of my May project, the rest is in the works! can’t wait to see all the pretty contributions this month

  14. 73? She doesn’t look it. The apron looks good too.

  15. i, too, love that apron. Great fabrics you chose. and you grandmother is really beautiful. Happy birthday, Kelli’s grandma!

  16. what a darling apron. love it love it love it!

  17. adorable british grandma and rockin’ apron!! i heart that fabric bigtime. and i can’t wait to get started on my apron… the fabric just came out of the dryer this morning and it cracks me up every time i look at it. hint: farm life 🙂

  18. Don’t you just love all of Amy’s patterns and fabric! I made my 5 bridesmaids each a quilt using Amy Butler fabric. I was just crazy for her stuff. Your apron insires me to pick up that pattern!