Thursday, May 28, 2009

The Emmeline

Can you believe I did not take a picture of my last sewing escapade before it left my possession? Me neither. I blame myself because the camera battery was drained and there was no time to wait for it to charge before it had to leave my house.

I made a reversible apron for my soon to be sister-in-law using this pattern. New skills learned: how to make your own bias binding. Never done that one before.

I used a chocolate color for the straps and ties and on one side used a brown and aqua damask-like pattern and on the other side a cream fabric that had some more mod designs further spread apart in browns, blues, and greens.

The pattern called for hand-sewing the bias binding on to make invisible seaming. I did not do that because a) I was getting impatient with how long it was taking me to make, and b) I am pregnant and I told myself that it was OK to use my machine and have the stitches be visible. The result? Not as professional perhaps, but I have never claimed to be a seamstress. Not yet. Plus, the future Mrs. Uncle Gabe loved it. She's an apron kind of person in general and loves wearing them even when she's not baking (which I understand she also loves to do).

It's nice to make something for someone who appreciates handmade handicrafts. Not everyone realizes/appreciates how much time and energy (and $$, let's face it!) goes into making something. This was a fun project. I daresay I might make it again if I had the inclination and the right person in mind who would actually use it.

Maybe if some pictures of the shower blow my way, I can get one up here to show you all how it turned out.

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