Sunday, October 14, 2007

Look What I Made!

So this is officially my first non-blanket sewing project; as in, sewing and cutting something other than straight lines. I present: My first apron!

Modeled by my lovely friend and birthday girl, April.

I've been a little infatuated with vintage aprons lately and decided that it was time to quit gawking and make something. I decided to start with what appeared to be an "easy" non-vintage apron and then work my way up the difficulty ladder. It's a good thing I decided to go this route because as soon as I got all of the fabric cut and was ready to sew, I realized...I don't actually know how to sew! I had no idea what Step 1 wanted me to do. Luckily my friend Rachel was around to ask all of my initial questions and then I was off and running. I found that it worked best for me to read every step of the directions about a thousand times in order to understand it, and then still follow the directions one SENTENCE at a time until the light went on in my head and I could do what it said. Below is a closer shot of the fabric so you can see how cute it is.

And so now on to other sewing projects. I plan on making a diaper bag, some burp cloth things, and eventually a messenger bag. I probably won't be working at the speed of my sister-in-law, but I think I'm okay with that. I hope you enjoy your apron, April, and that your clothes stay clean while cooking from now on!

4 comments:

noisy penguin said...

That's awesome! I love it. I started looking at this blog a little while ago, you might like it. Every now and then someone posts a vintage apron they made. http://sewretro.blogspot.com/

April Larsen said...

Thank you so much Miranda, I love it! I couldn't have asked for a better present. You are a great friend!

Emmylou said...

I love it and if you ever feel your friend Emmylou needs one, she probably does. Ok, so you don't have to make me one but I would love to borrow the pattern for the diaper bag of if you feel you just can't get to it with all of your other nitting, cooking, sewing, scrapbooking, etc. projects, I will make one for you and for me. :)

Jon & Staci said...

Mand - I'm thinking you should talk to Grandpa Egan. He's probably got quite a few of Grandma's aprons put away somewhere.

I asked about the stuffed chicken, and guess what I got to bring home...