April 18, 2007

Finished

My very first apron is finally finished. Took me long enough. Like I said, I'm not always the best at finishing projects - at least not in a timely manner. Overall this was really fun to make, but it turned out more like an apron skirt, rather than just an apron. It's from the 1940's so I guess that makes sense.

I had the hardest time with gathering the ties and sewing them into the waist band (imperfections strategically hidden in these photos) so I need to fix them by hand, I think. Next time I will stick to a simpler pattern, though its always fun to try something difficult just to know that you can do it : )

It just saw that Amy Karol's Tie One On theme this month is rick rack and though I didn't make this for that specifically, I think I'll submit it just for fun. I hand sewed the rick rack, which is great because it looks nice, but not great because it took me FOREVER. I had planned on adding another strip across the bottom of the skirt but after the pockets I was kind of over it. Always gotta do things the hard way.


Anyway, sewing project #1 finished. Now I think I will try some pillows for my new yellow chairs, or something else wonderful from Amy Butler's In Stitches. I want to make everything in that book.

12 comments:

Mom said...

I love it! It's awsome. Looks like a party apron. You will have to have a party now! (I think you need to wear high heels with that apron.) So glad to see you sewing.

Who is Rebekah? said...

Been reading for a while, but this is my first time commenting. I love these pictures, and the apron as well. That vintage skirt-style apron is great and darling with that peach dress.

faithsalutes said...

wear with yellow flats or red heel...i concur with your mother. congrats on finishing it...

kfaw said...

I have been reading for awhile as well but it's inspiring me to start my apron project, love yours! Also love Amy Butler's Book InStitches - if only I could make everything in that book! Wish I lived in SoCal to refer you to friends for photography!

nice-etc said...

hey you did a great job! and what a pretty photo. for sure with heels and a tray of drinks and maybe one pose pulling something tasty from an oven.

diana said...

I think it's beautiful. Very impressive for your 1st try. I've really been craving some yellow flats, too! All because of the latest Blueprint magazine. By the way, my good friend is also a photographer, and he was also at WPPI. His website is www.ma5en.com. Take a peek!

Dinah said...

I absolutely LOVE the apron! If it were mine I'd have people over just to see me movin' around in my apron! Also, I think just having the rick rack around the pockets looks really good. Had you added it at the bottom those pockets and the curves of the pockets might not have stood out like they do. Just love it!

Vallen said...

She is so totally crafty - you did a terrific job. I can see that the sewing gene didn't pass you by. I think cosmopolitans would go well with this outfit. You could kick off the heels after the second round.

Tracey said...

The apron is beautiful-you did such a great job and the fabric is so cute. Just found your blog and love it :)

raya said...

Thanks all for the nice comments! You've inspired me to make more. I have a friend with a little girl who's birthday is coming up and I think I'll attempt a kids apron - less fabric and less work ; ) Now, can't wait to have a party to wear this to. Appetizers, anyone?

Corrie said...

OK so I'm still pretty anti-apron but it looks so pretty!! Great job Ray. Mom is glad to see you sewing and telling you to wear heels with it ha.... when did I become the feminist in this family?

raya said...

Probably after one too many boys screwed you over. What?!? love you sis.