Monday, January 26, 2009

Quick Apron Update

As much as I hated to bury that last post :), I wanted to give you a quick apron update. First, I discovered that my machine's decorative stitches are actually pretty easy to use. Note the decorative stitching I added to the pink apron, at the left.

The only problem I had is that I kept feeling like I had to guide the fabric, and it's really better to let the feed dogs do the work. Still, not bad for a non-seamstress, eh? So, the winner of the apron giveaway can expect decorative stitching on her apron!

Second, I converted the green apron into a harvest apron. Almost daily (especially when the garden's in) I find myself outside, gathering things to bring inside. Invariably I don't have any way to carry those things, so I wind up rolling them up in my shirt or stuffing them in pockets 'til I can make it back to the house.

Here (above, left) I've created pockets at the bottom of the apron. And that is me (my son does not have a feminine shape!) modeling the apron, just to be clear. You can see that there is ample length left in the body of the apron to allow it to be used as a cooking apron, as well. Note the decorative stitching at the top? Hehehe - I've gone overboard, I tell ya!

I think I will add buttons and loops to the pockets, as well, to make sure heavy items stay put. I just have to find a couple of buttons that speak to me and look like they want to live on this apron.

Now I'm looking at quilt patterns... I know, I know - studying! But all work and no play makes for a very whiny Terri!


Anonymous said...

One hundered years ago, I used to sew and you are making me homesick to sew again. Half the fun was choosing fabrics, trims, buttons etc. I think you are doing great and we sure would not want you to be whiny!

simple~needs said...

i love the aprion with pockets!! you are adding loops too?
great idea!! i love the fou- fou stitchery too!! even us roughneck girls got a soft side. lol :)

Terri said...

Mildred, yes, I could spend hours in a fabric store! 200 days (plus about 45 studying for and taking boards) and then this blog will convert into a farm AND sewing blog!

Kim, if you win and you want it I'll make yours a harvest apron, as well. With frilly stitches! :)

DayPhoto said...

You are an artist, my dear! Just lovely~


Terri said...

Linda, thank you and be sure to comment on the original giveaway post if you want to be entered! If you don't, that's okay, too - not everybody has a thing for aprons (or at least, homemade ones!)

Amy said...

Very cute Terri! I'm impressed!

simple~needs said...

sounds good to me,lol

em's scrapbag said...

The apron is great. I really need to make me one. I use the ones my boys had to make is school. Some are better than others. But they did do a good job. Love the cute decorative stitch.

Daisy said...

How cute! How clever of you to put pockets in to bring in your treasures from outside too. :D

Terri said...

Em, they are pretty easy to make!

Daisy, thanks for the compliment!

Folks, be sure to comment on the apron post if you want an entry into the drawing!