Friday, 17 April 2009

Apron no1 of Potentially Many

I've got a bit of a thing for making aprons right now. I got this fab book, "A is for Apron", for my birthday last year, wanted to make everything in it at the time, but have only now had the chance to get the old sewing machine out. (Not only are the patterns in it lovely, the title reflects another of my current obsessions, alphabets. Awesome all round)

I made a simple bib apron for my Ma for her birthday last week, but, of course, forgot to take a photo of it. It was so quick and easy that I made another straight after for myself (which I also happen to be wearing right now). Here is Youngest Sister beautifully modelling it for me:



Quite impressed with myself as I have never made anything from a pattern before. Usually it's just curtains or transforming a pair of jeans into a skirt. I even altered the pattern slightly for the second go as my hips are quite high up (which is a blinkin' pain int' bum when buying tops as I have to make sure they are long enough to balance my weird-arse figure out) so I shortened the top half to make the ties higher. And check out that bias binding, man! Never used that before, either.

I've cut out a third apron already, so I'll keep you posted on its progress! Quite what I'll do with all these aprons, I'm not entirely sure! Etsying them seems a good idea. But it is a good way to use my Ikea fabric stash, another thing I have a weakness for. No trip to the Blue and Yellow Place is complete without just a metre of this one, and just a metre of that one over there. Ooo! That one's nice.....


Jenny Leggings said...

How much am I loving the fabric? ooooh its so good!! you apron rocks its going to protect you togs from many a cake mix!!!

Alina Chau said...