Archive for February, 2017

Delayed Sewing

The new year got off to a good start but then both the spouse and I and both daughters caught the current awful cold that was going around.  It takes weeks to get over but we are finally getting our energy back, and I have been back at the sewing machine.  The knit vest I made last year has been a success so it seemed like a good idea to make more.  Then the idea of putting sleeves on it  led to lots of pattern drafting and one of my most successful recent makes.  This was so great that I made another one.  Both are in the wash right now so I’ll take pictures of them when they are ready.  While we are waiting for that, here’s the Waverly fabric (a craft thrift store find) apron that I showed cut out in the last post.


It just pulls on on over the head.  Those side tabs are strips that connect the back to the front.  I changed the bottom from curved to square and added a little to the sides so that they could just be hemmed with a double turn instead of bias tape.

I liked this fabric so much and didn’t have enough to make anything big, and white backgrounds on a bag don’t work for me, so making an apron was a good choice.  The fabric is a nice decorator weight, too.

Now I have another shirt cut out for A, so better go change the thread on the machine.

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