Sunday, December 17, 2006

V-Neck Apron

Well this time the new thing I tried was the v-neck style that looks a little like a wrap dress. Again, no pattern, just blind cutting and sewing. One of these days I'll learn to do things "the right way" but for now I like trying to figure it out myself. The design is not perfect but I am super happy with how it turned out. The fabric is a thick cotton, like home dec cotton duck? I think? Anyhow, I like that it's thick because it won't be as easy for liquid to seep through but it is wrinkly so whenever it's washed it will need to be ironed too. This will be going to my friend Kate for x-mas. Hope she likes it!

Sunday, December 10, 2006

Apron Fever

I gave my first apron as a gift! My friend Vanessa invited us to their annual holiday dinner party so I brought her one as a hostess gift. It looked exactly like this one execpt it had a pink trim. This is the pear fabric that I have in three different colors and I hope to make "family aprons" for a couple of my relatives who have young girls. Of course I hope to inspire all kinds of warm fuzzy moments between mom, dad and kids, all cooking together with their aprons. Either way I am having fun making them! :oD My Next goal is to learn basic hand embroidery so I could maybe sew the person's name on a pocket for the apron. I am eagerly awaiting an order from Joann fabrics but, not surprisingly they are backed up and the order is delayed. I've been reading up on it, so it's only a matter of time!

Tuesday, December 5, 2006

Intentional Pleats!

As my sewing buddy Tripti can attest, most, if not all, of my projects have pleats. Unintentional Pleats that result from my less-than-perfect sewing skills. Not this time though! My life is so exciting that I feel it necessary to announce my first intentional pleats! A whole group of them in fact- a ruffle, if you will! The apron itself didn’t turn out as cute as it looked in my head, but the lesson was learned, so I’ll count it as an experiment. It’s a little…Minnie Mouse with that black edging. The fabric I’ve had for a year and didn’t know what to do with. In fact I got it the same day I got the leaf fabric in my first apron. (The Joann Fabrics nearby was moving locations and having the obligatory blowout moving sale and I was just learning to sew so I grabbed all kinds of stuff!) Anyhow, Stay tuned for the next exciting adventure at L-Del Sews.