Yeah I know, dial up is lame but it's all we have out here in the sticks.
(Don't want to pay for satellite.)
Anyway, I have been quite busy painting furniture, sewing & making soap.
Fall shows are coming up so soap is definately needed.
Where to start?
Heather & I & had been looking at vintage aprons at Canton's First Monday Trade Days
but didn't want to pay the prices they were asking. (Heather is my oldest girl.)
So I told her I would make her one
I was at Big Daddy's Flea Market a few days later & ran across this quirky fabric
It screamed APRON FOR HEATHER so I bought it.
I don't know if you can make out the theme, it's tropical destinations text & pictures.
I got her measurements over the phone, Heather doesn't sew, so measurements were kind of sketchy!
So, as you can see I got out the rotary cutter & mat, no pattern, just out of my head, decided on length & width, waistband & ties & went to town! I squared up my fabric, cut out all the componets & headed to the ironing board. Got out my hem guage to measure & pin all the stuff that needed measuring & pinning, pressed it all down & I was off to the sewing machine. When I sew I do it in an assembly line fashion,
lining up all the componets & sewing one after another, (a chain) never lifting the pressure foot. What you end up with is a long line of pieces all connected. (No thread waste) just clip them all apart & start your next chain. This is a quilting technique that I find quite handy. Now it's time to assemble all the componets,.AKA apron. I put everything where it needed to be, added some grosgrain ribbon at the waist & hem for a little diversion &
VIOLA, APRON FOR HEATHER!!!
I have a cute little cell phone pocket to add once she gets here for the fitting.
|CUTE CELL POCKET WAITING FOR HOME|
|THIS SKIRT to|
|SAD PIANO BENCH|
|RUSTY CHAIR FOUND IN SHED|
LEFT BY PREVIOUS OWNERS
Till next time.