Thursday, May 15, 2008

apron love

Look [though not too closely!] at what was accomplished here at chez SheepishOne last night:

short pleated apron from In Stitches

Revelation: Aprons + socks = projects that are practical, functional, and ALWAYS fit regardless of body type.

The pattern is from Amy Butler's book, In Stitches. I am by no means an experienced sewer. In fact, I can count on one hand how many sewing projects I have under my apron waistband. Still, this pattern was fairly simple to execute. A stumbling block was hit during one of the last steps. I don't know if it was the diagram or the verbage that confused me, but it resulted in me making my own judgment call when it came to attaching the ties to the waistband. The fabric is from Moda's Mary Engelbreit line, Friends and Flowers.

And because I have an admitted problem with collecting things the minute I like them, I have purchased A is for Apron. Watch for other creations here in the future!

mmm... books!

14 comments:

Wannabe said...

This is TOTALLY cute. Seeing things like this makes me wish I wasn't such a schmoo with sewing...it doesn't like me much.

krysten said...

love it!

a friend to knit with said...

my kind of books darling!
and your apron is ADORABLE!!!!!
now i want to know what is cookin in the kitchen? :)

SockMamaLiz said...

Cute Cute! :D

tiennie said...

How cuuutteee!!!

peaknits said...

Looks great! That part about the waistband is weird to read - I am a visual learner and stumbled a bit there too! Love that whole book! Oh, I love all books too! Can't wait to see what's in A is for Apron:)

kim said...

Very cute! I love the fabric. I really, REALLY need to learn to sew.

Kate said...

This is really cute. I love to wear aprons when I cook...I tend to be pretty messy, but I've never made my own. Now I want to try and make one!

Hilary said...

It's fantastic!!! You did a great job and the fabric is absolutely adorable. You must have interpreted the funny part of the pattern right, because it sure looks perfect. And is there a little loop for hanging a towel? Too much!

theresa/t does wool said...

every little detail is perfect...too cute

Philigry said...

your aprion looks so sweet. those fabrics are darling together!

Denise said...

Love the apron, and I've got that book now and just bought a new machine, but I can't seem to find the time to get to it! it's on my list though. Can't wait to see more of what you make from your new apron book :)

Marcia said...

Love the apron! I bought In Stitches for the p.j. pants pattern, I'm gonna have to try to apron now...it's wonderful! I really, really want to make an apron with a large pocket for clothespins to use when hanging laundry on the line.

Sarah said...

That's it. One of these days (after I conquer spinning and getting my self all organized) I must learn to sew....

It's gorgeous!!