Nope! This is NOT a Christmassy or New years themed post (I'm wayyy too disorganised for that !!)
Just a little post to share with you one of my little projects of the past week.
Its a perfect purple pinny made from some vintage Laura Ashley fabric I've had in my stash for at least 15 years and some purple polka-dot quilting cotton I picked up recently.
I've challenged myself to do so many new things with a needle and thread this year but one thing I haven't cracked yet is making clothes (the more observant of you may have noticed how there was no follow up to this particular post!!).
This apron is so sweet and at a stretch I do think that it could possibly be classified as clothing....sort of !!!
I came across the pattern in Issue 17 of Mollie Makes (What a great magazine!)
The pattern features in a book called Sewing Made Simple by Tessa Evelegh
Here's what her vintage style apron looked like ... (on a lovely sunny day!)
I made a few changes from the pattern as printed in the magazine ; like leaving out the ric-rac (I had none)...
|And adding in a few folded pleats. I added interfacing to the top of the bib and the waistband |
(just because I'm an interfacing addict!)
|It was my first ever attempt at gathers , I tried to do the 'pull the back thread' thingy|
you seem to read about in EVERY sewing book !.I failed miserably
and in the end I just hand sewed the gathers in place before machine stitching in place.
|I had lots more of the floral fabric than the dotty one so I made up all the ties with a dual colour scheme !|
(dotty one side - floral on the other!) I think they look pretty sweet!
|I also finished off the tie ends at a 45 degree angle - I just think it looks nicer. than square ends.|
It was a lovely quick project and I would say it took only a couple of hours to complete. The pity is its a bit to pretty to get dirty! I was thinking it might be fun to do a smaller version too for a mommy & daughter gift.....or maybe add frills to some rubber gloves to match ! Or maybe tea-towels to match !!
What do you think ?
Have you ever made an apron ? If so, I'd love to see it!
Thanks for visiting , have a happy New Year & do come back soon !