Ohmygawd I made something

I’ve been too busy (and too lazy) to do much crafting around here, but dang it, that is going to change! I tried to get the crafty juices flowing by making a utility apron (I’d been planning to make it for months). I needed something to hold my rotary cutter and a pen while packing up superbuzzy orders, and then I saw a cute pattern in the Blouse Pants Skirt Japanese craft book, so there you go.

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It works pretty well! I don’t think I can wear it out in public, because I just don’t have the confidence (or youth) to do the whole skirt-over-pants thing, plus what is the deal with that look, anyway? Who needs extra bulk around that region? Not me! But anyway, the apron is comfy and utilitarian and just barely fits over my polarfleece pants (and you thought it was all glamour and glitz at superbuzzy, did you?).

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31 Responses to Ohmygawd I made something

  1. Sasha says:

    Wow, does it really angle down toward the buttons at the top? And you matched up the print perfectly, that looks great!

  2. Lydia says:

    Wow! If I had a skirt like that to clean-up around the after my son, my job would be pretty cool! Nice work and congratulations on finding the time to make something.
    I agree about the skirt-over-pants thing: that area on me is just is just too obvious do something that would call more attention to it.

  3. Lynn says:

    lookit the cuteness! so cute, Mariko.

  4. susan b. says:

    love it! so utilitarian and so cute at once.

  5. meronpan says:

    seriously. you do pull it off just fine. i dunno. i was always partial to that look. maybe i was just born in the wrong country.

  6. Katherine says:

    Yay for making stuff! And I love it, it’s really cute. I like the skirts(or sometimes dress, even)-over-pants/tights look because you can wear cute skirts even if you’re not that fond of the way that your legs look bare. AND, we’ve seen photos of you in spandex running shorts and I don’t think you should be worrying about avoiding extra bulk at all. 🙂

  7. jan in nagasaki says:

    oh that is so cool!!!! and the whole skirt over the jeans thing is so in here with the moms at school. But not on me *this would be the difference between being a size 12 and a size 2*.
    and my 9 year old daughter loves the skirt/jeans thing.
    good job on the apron. and I still have the vintage box of vintage patterns and I will one day sort them through and send you some.

  8. Melissa says:

    It’s awesome!

  9. Jennifer says:

    You are too much – this is awesome. My first thought when I saw the whole picture was “Why is Mariko wearing a skirt over her jeans?” and then I answered myself “Self – because she can. She’s cool, hip, svelte and one heck of an inspiration!” It’s a great design.

  10. carolyn says:

    i am totally into that as an apron. that skirt over pants thing i abhor. just wear a stupid skirt if that’s what you want to do. what is wrong with people.

  11. elizaboothy says:

    I love the skirt over jeans look, but also fear I could never pull it off. What kind of jeans do you wear? Can you wear a belt? As a short-legged person, it just looks too bulky and chunky on me. You, however, could get away with this. But it also looks cute as a work apron.

  12. Daphne says:

    That’s a beautiful little apron. The purple buttons are great!
    I’d wear it during cold months especially for extra warmth. I wonder if it could be made into a cycling skirt, actually (worn over leggings/shorts).

  13. Kim Unertl says:

    What a cool apron!

  14. Oiyi says:

    Great apron! The fabric is super cute. Yup, I could never do that skirt over pants thing either. Damn those hips of mine!

  15. Anonymous says:

    it’s lovely, but, is it a skirt, or is it an apron?
    i personally don’t wear skirt-over-jeans, but i do wear dress-over-jeans, there are just so many dresses that i’d never wear on their own because they are too short, and then theres the lowcut jeans that look so lovely standing up, but when you sit down bum-cleavage appears, so dresses are great for those too, same for jeans that are maybe currently half a size too small…
    regarding figures, i actually think the dress over jeans hides my hips and thighs, (I’m a british size 14) i usually pick a dresslength that just covers the chubby part of the thighs. i’d wear tight fitting (spanx effect!) and relatively low cut, zipped jeans, and i don’t wear a belt!

  16. thuy says:

    ohmygawd red shoes!
    it looks like an apron. are you sure it’s something you’d wear to go out?

  17. Kristi says:

    That apron is so cute and looks so useful.
    Like the pattern and the buttons.

  18. bethany mann says:

    Hope you don’t mind.. I am linking to this post when I post my new obi apron thingy.. Love yours.. And I think you could very much pull it off in public.

  19. megan says:

    I so totally dare you to wear that in public! It’s cute, I need one for work 🙂

  20. Ann says:

    Maybe I’m crazy, but if anybody in the universe could pull off that combo, it’s you. However you wear it, it’s superdeluxe.

  21. dorie says:

    That’s super cool. You should definitely wear it in public.

  22. The Steph says:

    I love it! That Echino fabric is so awesome–can’t wait to order some! I’ve been eye-balling it ever since it came out.
    That book is awesome, too! So, do you carry it at superbuzzy? Can’t wait to order it, either!
    VERY nice work on the apron! You could wear it with some leggings if you don’t do pants over jeans… With the still-cool weather, you could def. pull it off! Or, some knee-high socks… Oh, the possibilities… Yum.

  23. marielle says:

    I would *so* wear that out in public. I haven’t yet attempted the skirt-over-pants thing, but I am a recent convert to the dress-over-pants thing. At my – ahem – *advanced* age, perhaps this is wrong, but who cares?

  24. Amber A. says:

    I’m new to commenting here, but I had to tell you I LOVE that apron! The buttons on the side are a great touch. I can relate to the skirt over pants look—I like it on some people but I definately don’t need any further inches added to my own hips! 🙂

  25. Evelyn Lum says:

    I LOVE it! You should be so proud of yourself … such an achievement despite being so very busy. You go girl!

  26. LaurieTX says:

    Mariko, when I come to your blog, I get exhausted. You are SUPER MARIKO! LOVE the apron and everything else you make girl.

  27. melissa says:

    I like the buttons! It looks good.

  28. Leslie says:

    It’s darling. Maybe over leggings or with tights and the ballet-flat Crocs?

  29. chauntel says:

    All I can say is that I am jealous I don’t have one to put on *right now*
    I love it with the crocs, best shoes ever made!
    I just placed my first order at superbuzzy & am superexcited, thanks!

  30. Wanda says:

    That apron is super cute. Happy birthday to the brother!

  31. jess says:

    very cute! Love the colour and pattern on the fabric. I think the buttons add that extra special touch too.

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