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We’re Sewing Aprons!
There’s nothing quite as cheering as a fresh new apron! Don’t you think? Rebekah was in the ‘mood’ to sew..which hasn’t happened in quite a while. So I was not about to nay-say a chance for some mommy-daughter time. She’s so busy now with work, bible study, and things like the brown bag live concert at Chick Filet last night, that we don’t get a lot of time together except for our early morning..just before she leaves for work..tea time.
We didn’t bother with patterns (though I think maybe I should have. Note to self—use online patterns—they/re free!) Rebekah traced a little apron I had made for her brother, Andrew, when he was only nine. Did I tell you she’s a size 4? (Sigh.. Note to self—do not be jealous of daughter’s gorgeous figure. Check. ) She just enlarged her brother’s apron using freezer paper to trace it.
We scrambled through my sewing stash and she pulled out her favorite colors…classy black and white. She lined the black and white striped fabric with black and white polka dots. She laughed a little when she saw what I pulled out of the drawers. We are so opposite when it comes to style. Her apron was simple, stylish, and subdued in design. That’s just the way she likes her clothes.
Me..well..did I tell you I ADORE chickens? I’ve been saving this fabric, which I bought on sale some time ago for something special. I had even bought a little furry orange trim as I had planned on making a purse or tote bag out of this. But I never got around to it. To tell you the truth I was NOT in the ‘mood’ to sew anything. Too many must do’s on my plate! But for her sake, I decided to give it a go.
It gave me a chance to practice on my Serger. It was only after I did the straps to my apron that I realized the most important of the three threads was not threaded. The edges were finished but the main seamline was missing. Gee..I don’t have a manual..have to get that online..on my very slow laptop. That’s it..I used her machine to finish my apron after she headed off to work. Another day, I will force myself to get over the learning curve with the serger.
My friend is hosting a Works in Progress at the Clip Cafe, so I thought I’d show you my apron even thought the pocket, neck strap, and ruffle are not done. I’m off to alter my son’s pants while is wife head’s off to class at college. He’s flying to Oregon for an interview this evening and his wife said they really didn’t know who else could even begin to alter brand new suit pants. Well, I’ve never downsized them before, but I have altered a couple of pairs of suit pants. Pray for me…we are now out of my comfort zone!
Speaking of sewing..I wanted to leave you with an introduction to an amazing seamstress…Julia of Julia’s Sweet and Special Occasion Clothing for Children. She is a MASTER seamstress!! If you want to see some stunning things like smocking, knitting and very formal children’s clothes..her blog is the place to visit.
Julia, like Needled Mom, has been visiting me since I started my sewing blog (which I’m retiring by the way). I always know I will see something really special when I drop by her place! If you have time, you might like to visit Julia and browse through her posts. You will see some of the most beautiful sewing and knitting I’ve ever seen!
Well..I’m off to take a son to junior college and go alter some pants..while the grandbabies look on. That’s a pretty fun way to spend a morning! What projects are you working on this week? If you want, you can join in the fun at Clip Cafe’s Wednesday WIP’s. And for some amazing transformations, why not visit Between Naps on the Porch's Metamorphasis Monday?