Wednesday, July 11, 2007

bend-the-rules Sewing Part 3

One last thng I wanted to try from this book was the Apron. I seem to be seeing them around a lot lately and wanted to try my hand at one. I had purchased some cute fabric from a line called Elsie's Kitchen and made the Apron below. I adjusted the orginal pattern to minimize the amount of leftovers by using selvedge to selvedge widths for the skirt, trim and ties. The waist band is whatever I needed to fit the gathered skirt. I reinforced the waistband with some fancy waistband interfacing that I have had hanging around for ages and I think it worked well. I have also attached a closer look a the fabric. It seems so 50's ! Check out the lower right hand corner of the fabric picture ... what is that green thing with the red center being sliced up with a calorie count of 200?

4 comments:

pasha said...

Hey, I have a hot pad made out of that fabric--I got it from the thrift store and was thinking that maybe it was old! Ha! Love that apron.

Bristolcare said...

Hi Alice, what a prolific and talented sewer you are! Love all your work.

M Haper said...

could that green thing be some kind of meat stuffed in a roll or a veggie stuffed with breading or meat?
love that fabric Alice!

mamalife said...

Love this fabric!!!