I made this adorable little apron. It was my first go at apron making although I’ve had a couple patterns sitting around for nearly a year.
My goal this Holiday Season is to make as many handcrafted gifts as possible. This is one meant for a very special little girl. I’ve decided to try and use up all my (stacks and stacks) of fabric which I have been collecting for years before I buy any new fabric.
This little apron took me about 4 hours today. What I really hate about sewing (and is necessary) is all the pressing. I had to fold the seams under 1/8 inch, then a 1/4 inch, press and stitch. This is so you don’t see an unfinished back seam. I can tell you it’s far from perfect, but it will certainly please a little bug. My girls all want one… *Sigh* I better get to work!
The patterns I have cover several sizes (kids size 2-preteen, adults small-xlarge). I didn’t want to hack up my pattern and not be able to use it again, they ran almost $11 each. So, I got out the roll of kids crafting paper and traced over the pattern with a black felt pen. Viola’, a new pattern. I probably violated some copy right law or something. Bah.
Now I need to make some grown up aprons. Now that I have the basics down I don’t think they will take too long.
I’m in lust over a new sewing machine… maybe Santa will bring it to me. 🙂
Oh, I just realized yesterday was ONE YEAR since my first post on this lovely little blog. Woohoo. I never would have imagined that I would have averaged just over 2k in visits each month. My heart is pouring over with love for all of you!