A few weeks ago, I showed you this fabulous apron from BH&G. I wanted to make one. Someday.
Then, Kate commented that we could make them together. Umm…. really? Kate wants to make an apron with me?
Have you met Kate from Centsational Girl?
If you have, you know that she is a pretty talented little lady. So, when she says she wants to make an apron with you, you do it. You don’t ask questions, you don’t wonder if you should be making anything when you’ve never used a pattern or sewn a straight line. You just make.the.apron.
You drop everything, quit your day job, lock yourself in your office and stop eating or sleeping in order to get it done.
Psych! I kept my job and left our home office a few times to eat and sleep. It would have made a good story if I dropped everything, right?
Of course, it would have been a million times better if I could have actually gone to her house to make the apron. Have you seen her home? Awesome. But… I don’t think that was part of the deal. I wonder what she would have done if I would have showed up at her perfectly decorated front stoop with my overnight bag on one shoulder and my sewing machine in my arms?
Where was I? Oh yes…. so after getting excited about making something with a blog buddy, I got going on the apron. Stat. I was going to make the best dang apron this world has ever seen.
I ended up changing my mind and going with the Pretty Paisley Apron from BH&G.
Lovely, doncha think?
So, I meandered into the local fabric store to pick up the supplies. Here are the fabrics I picked. I decided a Christmas apron would be cute.
I printed out the pattern from BH&G. It took me a while to figure it out. I realized that you were supposed to fold the fabric to double the pattern. (Duh.) That made it make more sense.
There was lots of measuring and cutting,
I ended up not making the pocket. The binding and ruffle took it out of me. All-in-all, it turned out pretty cute.
(Forgive the headless horseman look. Couldn’t get a flattering shot… and I was tired…and it’s my blog. =))
However, I’m seriously considering using it as a tree skirt. It’s not nearly as cute when the model isn’t a size 2 like at BH&G. =)
Regardless of how it’s used, I think I can call my first soiree with a pattern a success. Bring on McCall’s.
Go over to Centsational Girl to check out her take on the apron – very chic. And tell her I sent ya. =)
Thanks to Kate for pulling a dual feature. It was fun!
Is anyone interested in doing a DIY project together and living to blog about it?