I admit that I am addicted to buying patterns. I wait until they are on sale, then I usually take the girls with me so that they can pick out patterns they like. Yesterday was the Butterick sale at JoAnns, so we all were there adding to my stash. A is also an avid quilter, so she was busy buying backing, batting, and quilting notions. Here is my new stack of patterns:
If I ever finish that green shirt, I am next going to make myself a new apron. I always use the same pattern, and I use decorator fabric because it is sturdy, washes well, retains its color, and resists stains. I use a tabard style, but I do away with the side ties, and instead use a band attached at both sides. I just pull the apron over my head.
Here’s a view of the side band.
I have never gotten the knack for applying bias tape. My MIL can stitch it on beautifully, always catching the tape on the underside in the stitching with a professional result, but I somehow can’t manage it. I think I am going to practice it because there must be some trick to it that I am missing. To compensate for my lack of talent in this area, I just use a mending stitch, a four-stitch-up, four-stitch-down wide zig zag.
It is going to be hot again today, but not as bad as last week. I have managed to get the cuffs on the 3/4 sleeves of the green shirt, but they need a press and top stitching. After that, the hem and buttons.