Tuesday, March 11, 2008

Sew what?

You can always count on me to come up with corny blog titles. Mmmhmm.

Sew! (Ok, I am done). This weekend was my first sewing project since I was probably about 10 years old. After spending a bit too much on supplies, and realizing that fabric stores are BAD (by this i mean, too many cute fabrics!), I was soo ready. I bought a cute reversible apron pattern a few weeks ago, which I'd found online, as well as couple really cute fabrics. I ended up using (for this apron) one of the fabrics i'd bought on ebay and one that I got at JoAnn's. Between learning some basic stuff and putting it all together, ironing, etc., it took about 4-5 hours. It was really more of an advanced sewers project but it turned out pretty well given the circumstances (let's see: running out of thread a few times, the top thread coming out about 5 times, cats stealing pins from my pin cushion). Here are the end results:

Going back, I would probably not do this reversible again, because I could have made two complete aprons! Also, I would have made the halter-top different. It ties around the neck and I will just make it continuous next time, maybe add some buttons so you can adjust it.

Next projects will be some purses, the book I bought has like 3-4 different styles. Woohoo!

I just realized there's a sneaky little cat behind me in the pics :)


Stephanie said...

cute cute! I love the fabric you picked too!

Talia said...

that's really cute! It looks like you did a GREAT job. It makes me want to sew an apron too! :)

Morgan said...

You just inspired me to make my own apron! How adorable!

And you now show up in my Google Reader. :D