So, I tried to get some sewing done this week while Jason was away and I was sick. Sadly, my sewing machine decided to break right as I was about to finish the matching pot holders to this apron (PS, Austin friends, where do you take your sewing machine to get fixed?):
I have to say, this may have been the easiest thing I’ve sewn, ever. I made it for my mom for Christmas (I’m pretty sure my mom doesn’t read this, but if you do, sorry Mom, for ruining the surprise).
Several thoughts about the pattern:
- It was one size fits all, which I don’t think was appropriate.
- The apron wraps around my WHOLE body, which isn’t necessary,
- There really isn’t much of a waist line (which may have been different if it hadn’t wrapped my whole body).
- It also did this funny pooch thing at the top that I tried to rectify by adding a box pleat (?) which I think added a little bit of femininity to an otherwise utilitarian, masculine apron.
I have to say, it is SUPER functional, maybe not quite as cute as I had imagined from the pictures in Sew Everything Workshop. The fabric is from IKEA. I’m bummed that this will be the last thing I post on sewing for awhile until I get my silly sewing machine fixed. And I had so many projects in the works! I guess I could cut out the fabric for a bunch of the patterns . . . *sigh*