November 26, 2013
Barbara's Stitching Away
My university closes for the whole Thanksgiving week, so I've had some much-needed downtime to sit and do some sewing. My daughter wanted a new apron. I've made her half aprons for work (she's a restaurant cook) in the past, but this time she wanted a full apron. I used a "heirloom" apron my son made in middle school (about 10 years ago). I still wear it when I cook. Allie wanted hers to be a little wider, so I allowed for a few more inches at the sides, and made it longer, but otherwise used Alex's apron as a pattern.
I cut the fun faux-1950s kitchen fabric and the lining at the same time with the rotary cutter.
I rotary cut long strips for the ties, pressed to the middle, and top-stitched.
Allie asked for a pen holder...
...a big pocket, and a loop.
Success! Even Louie the cat is impressed.
Happy Turkey Day ladies. If you have to cook, wear a cute apron.