Sunday, May 9, 2010

Oh The Things We Do For Our Mothers

I whipped this up- the apron of course- last night for my mom, and surprised her with it today.
Happy Mother's Day!

She really likes berry colors and so on a budget, this METALLIC fabric was the best buy! Thank goodness she approves of the silly youthfulness of it :)
Cute lady. Good mom. Nay. Great mom.

Monday, May 3, 2010

Introducing... Mi Amor.

I thought this would be an appropriate place to show tonight's sketch. This is my baby... my Baby Lock sewing machine!

Sunday, May 2, 2010

Been Achin' for this Apron

I've been wanting to make an apron for a while now. It was time for a custom Ashley design to keep me clean in the kitchen! And also, I've never made one before.

Well I bought the fabric a couple weeks ago and have been extra antsy to make it since. I basically copied the pattern of an apron I bought a few years ago (this gem, from Spain-which is a big reason why I needed a new one- because as amazing as it is, it's not really suitable for company!) and adjusted measurements to make the bottom portion a frilly skirt.

So, below, this is what it looked like all cut out and ready for me to work my magic. I pressed roughly 200 inches of that orange fabric lengthwise, 3 ways, in order to do the borders and ties the way I wanted. And also, the pockets were an afterthought, but it worked out nicely.

All done! I don't know how, but it took me an hour and 15 minutes just to add the last 2 main straps. In part it was due to a malfunctioning sewing machine. But anyway, this is the grand total minus patternmaking and cutting time...
Tah dah!! Here she is! Well... She being the apron, not me. Because, as you see, I've cut off my head. So I'm not exactly here ;)