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.