Wednesday, May 12, 2010

See My First Attempt at Sewing (An Apron)

When I was younger, I used to think that crafts were useless and the fact that mine always lacked creativity and skill didn't help. Nowadays, I am fascinated by the idea of making useful items by hand, particularly because it's rarely done in our hurried lives. So I've been thinking, while I have the time, why not learn how to do things that could prove useful or a positive creative outlet?

My mom is an excellent seamstress and I have been trying to get her to teach me to sew for several years now. I finally succeeded this month and with her help, sewed an apron after two sewing lessons, although I am still learning and my skills require a lot of honing. (When I sat down with the pattern for the first time, I was perplexed by the instructions. Baste? All I knew how to baste was a turkey!) For now, I'm just glad it stayed together without falling apart when I put it on! Maybe some day I can sell cool stuff on Etsy... Dream big, right?!

My apron is a halter-style with ribbon lining the waist and skirt.
It's feminine, flirty, and definitely not your granny's apron! :-)

"Look, ma! I put it on and it didn't fall apart!"

1 comment:

  1. Nice:) Laurel's got a green bonnet to match:)


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