Last time I made a little girl apron from a dish towel, I winged it, and ended up not liking a couple of things about it, so I did this one a little different. And this is how it turned out.
The cute dish towel already did half of the work for me with its embellishments. ;) So I just had to figure out the neck, the ties, and the pocket.
I decided to make a halter neck, with polka dot ribbon.
After stitching both top corners down, I folded the top edge down, to meet the folded-down corners of the towel.
Then continuing on where the corner stitching stopped, I stitched all the way across to meet the other corner's stitching.
Then I folded each side edge in to meet the same corner, like this, and stitched.
That created a mitered slit to thread the ribbon through. In one side and out the other.
I like how the neck on this one turned out better than the way that I did the neck on the first one that I made.
Then I decided it needed a pocket on the front. So with the USA fabric, I cut two 8x11-ish rectangles, and sewed them up right sides together, leaving about three inches open to turn it.
..my stitching wasn't too straight. :/
And then I used the center of the star and the apron border to figure out the center placement of the pocket, top-stitched it on, and then stitched a line just right of center to divide the pocket into two sides.
And to attach, I placed it on the backside of the apron edge. right side up and stitched.
Then I flipped it over over itself to the outside and, from the top side, stitched it in place along the very edge. That left a nice finished edge on the back.
And then it was done. The one thing I wish I'd done differently is place the ties up a couple of inches higher. Live (sew) and learn. ;) But overall, I'm happy with how it turned out.
|My "dress form" back in the entry way where it goes. ;)|
This is the first thing I've really sewn in a while. Summer is keeping us busy this year. Mr. Sonny was previously non-sporty but this summer has taken an interest in golf and tennis, so we are keeping busy with tennis camp and golf camp and lots of summer fun at the pool.
We've never pushed him into sports and he has basically shown no interest in them.. Which made our lives so much simpler than my friends whose kids are constantly going to sports practices and games all over the place. But now that he's taken an interest in a couple of them, I cannot tell you how happy I am that he has chosen the two sports with the least amount of crushing head injuries. haha :D At least for now anyway, his interests will probably change in the future, but selfishly, as a mom, I hope they don't. ;)
Happy 4th of July and Happy Weekend!! :) Thanks for stopping by!