Tuesday, June 01, 2010

A fancier apron




You can probably guess this is no 'one yard' apron, LOL! (Click on my header, then scroll down for my clothespin apron post). Frankly, it took me forever to make this. The fault is more mine than the pattern--I am notorious for not reading instructions and proceeding on my own. This is not a good thing if something is totally foreign to you (even after 40 years of sewing). That zig-zaggy bottom was a pain in the neck. Silly me, I tried to sew it 'right sides together,' because that is what you usually do. No, in this case, you fold down the raw edge on the eyelet then lay it on top of the gingham. No twisting and turning necessary.

I like the back, although I'm not used to aprons that criss-cross like that. I have to figure out the straps when I put it on.

Oh, and that really is a Target bag on Sunny the Mannequin. I don't know what they cover dress forms with, but slipping things on and off of them is really difficult--too much traction. The plastic bag makes this easier.

I'm linking to "Sew Cute Tuesday" today:

http://thecreativeitchboutique.blogspot.com/2010/06/sew-cute-tuesday-60110.html


Go pay Misty a visit!

(BTW, this is my second post today. I also posted for "Tammy's Recipes" for "Kitchen Tip Tuesday.")

EDITED ON THURSDAY TO LINK TO:

"It's So Stinkin' Cute" Thursday

http://itssewstinkincute.blogspot.com

Check out the cuteness on Julie's blog!


9 comments:

Andrea @ TheTrainToCrazy.com said...

I see what you mean about difficult sewing :) Looks great though!

Misty said...

Wow...I love the apron!! It really is fancy! Thanks for linking @Creative Itch's "Sew Cute Tuesday"!

overthetopstudios said...

The apron is so sweet. Thanks for coming over and visiting me at Over the Top -
Hugs,
Amada

Lesley said...

Thank you for visiting my blog and for leaving the comment. Some day I am going to figure out how to really use a sewing machine. Everyone says it will be so easy. Maybe I did not inherit that gene.
mymommymakesit

Julie said...

Thanks for the link up to the party! That apron is so cute the fabric is perfect for it! And BTW... directions?!?! What does that word mean? You did a great job!

Andrea said...

Pain in the neck or not that zig-zag bottom is so charming! I love this!

wholesomewomanhood said...

That apron is absolutely adorable!

Debbie J said...

That really is a fancy apron! You did a great job, as usual. :o)

LaVonne said...

I like it. I want to sew. :)

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