|Dude, am I in tune? Oh, wait, I'm the lead guitarist. I don't have to be for the ladies to love me.|
|Hey, man, can we turn down the bass? And the drums? And maybe the vocals? No one can hear my sweet riffs.|
But I grew tired of the traditional kitchen apron so, several years ago, I made this one. That's right, this is an oldie. But just like Classic Rock, it's yet to go outta style. Says me, anyway.
- Pair of old jeans (I thirfted these little girl jeans...in my rock star fantasy, I got the hips like Jaggar)
- 1/2 yard of felt for the guitar
- 1/4 yard of felt for the guitar
- A heavy cotton fabric for the apron itself
- Buttons for the guitar
- Some sweet rockin' fabric for the shirt
Puttin' it all together:
- Lay your favorite apron on top of the background fabric and trace around it leaving a couple inches for the hem. Fold hem under and stitch around the entire apron.
- Using your funkiest fabric, create a shirt. Lay your apron over the shirt fabric, trace around leaving a couple of inches, fold under and sew this to the apron.
- Cut off the back of the jeans. Lay this on top of your apron but do not sew yet.
- Using a sheet of large thin paper, lay this over your apron and start sketching out your guitar. Once you have that sketch complete, cut it out.
- Lay this guitar sketch over your apron (which should still have the jeans on it). Trace where you plan to add the guitar onto the jeans and cut off this portion of the jeans. If you don't do this, you'll end up with a lumpy guitar. Chicks aren't into that. Pin jeans into place.
- Trace your guitar onto the felt and pin into place. Do the same with the neck and the white part of the guitar (I'm sure it has a name, but when I asked a guitarist, he didn't know it either). Use a zigzag stitch to attach.
- Add the strings with a zigzag. Sew on your buttons.
- Sew your jeans to the apron.
- Add straps for the neck and waist ties. I used an old belt to give it that guitar strap look.
- Now, ROCK THAT APRON.
|I added a little flair to my jeans. Notice the paint splatter.|
|For being several years old, this apron has held up pretty well. I wash it occasionally on a super gentle cycle and allow it to air dry.|
|What does a lead guitarist use as birth control? His personality.|
Rock on, dude!