March 30, 2011

A Wee Bit of Sewing

Looky what I made.
I got it into my head that I wanted a "vintage"ish half apron. And that making said apron would be a good way to practice some sewing. So made the above half apron.

I don't like it.

Well, I do. But not completely. The light blue fabric was so terribly thin that it needed a backing fabric, which made it poofy and heavier. Not that light and airy feeling I prefer in aprons. I also didn't have a coordinating bias tape, so it doesn't look "finished" to me, on the edge at least. (And the lack of bias tape contributed to the need for a back fabric.) But I was working with what I had on hand.

I also don't like the extra pointy points. Next time I will make them less sharp. And wider, to add more pleats. I was trying to mimic these aprons, which I think are adorable, but when I was drawing up the pattern I wasn't looking at the picture, so it was an experiment.

I do, however, stinkin' love this tea fabric. It was a fat quarter I had and it was just enough for two pockets and the short tie. Love. It. I'm really hoping they are selling this by the yard at the fabric store and I that I can get some more of it whenever I get around to buying fabric.

Not bad for a "Hey it's been awhile since I've dusted off the sewing machine, let's make up a pattern and try something."

Happy Sewing,


Farm Girl said...

I think it is very cute and I do love that tea fabric. I am glad you dusted off your sewing machine I can't wait to see what else you come up with.

Dawn said...

It's adorable...and I especially like that pocket!

Allison said...

a-m-a-z-i-n-g. I have a pile of mending I need to get to, and your darling apron is speaking to me across the miles... "do - your - mending!" Ugh.

You are the cutest model!

From Beyond My Kitchen Window said...

I think you are on to something with your apron. I was just at Macy's this afternoon and there had to be a dozen different aprons in their Kitchen dept. When was the last time you had your choice of aprons at Macy's? I love yours and think you should sell these you would definitely have buyers. Beautiful job!

Jennifer said...

I like it! I especially like the tea fabric.

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