My Apron Attempt
This is the book I found at the library for apron patterns a few months ago. I had trouble figuring out how to translate the patterns four times larger.
This is the pattern I chose.
I liked this black and ivory fabric (the color here is bad, the flash on my camera refuses to come on this week).
So, not a work of art, by my first project sewing something for myself. I was proud of my effort. You know how I love some butterflies!
I modified the pattern a little for something that would be useful for me and used piping instead of the ric rack…with this fabric, I just liked it better without ric rak, though I really liked the red in the sample above.
My little seamstress in training helps embellish the ties. She was so excited that I let her.
My sewing history is that I asked for a sewing machine for a college graduation gift from my in-laws. They were kind enough to help apply my money toward that, and bought me what we felt like was a durable machine. It’s a “New Home” brand. My friend and I enjoyed spending some quality time together taking an adult education class on sewing. (I graduated college and enrolled in adult education, if that tells you anything about the strange gears that operate within my mind).
I think I was just enjoying finally getting a chance to make a home. And hem my own “petite” length pants, and just learn something for myself after learning what everybody else told me I HAD to learn.
I still am not much with patterns and understanding them, but I am getting more comfortable with my machine. I have to tackle some issues with my curtains soon (sewing some long, heavy panels together so they don’t gap open). I’m not looking forward to the bulk of fabric for that project!
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