I’ve been working my way through my fabric stash, finishing up projects I started ages ago. I love wearing pretty aprons while I cook. I have to wear an apron, because I’m a messy cook! Wearing a fancy apron is a little like playing dress-up and I can get away with it;) This one is McCall’s pattern M5825. It was so quick and easy to put together. I don’t know why I’ve been holding onto this fabric for two years! The fabric is Moda from the Oh My by Sanae collection.
This is some more fabric I’ve been holding onto for a couple years. It’s also Moda, but I don’t know the collection names. Sorry. I love love love this apron! It’s a tutorial I’ve had pinned for some time and finally got around to making up. It was a bit more involved, but nothing very complicated. It’s so pretty that I’ve decided I can only wear it while making yogurt or baking. No grease or tomato sauce will come near this one!
Being a very amateur seamstress, I’ve mostly sewn using fabrics from the chain stores. After sewing these aprons, I can really see and feel the difference using quality fabrics makes in the results.
I’m still finishing up the English Paper Piecing projects. I hand stitched the hexies to a length of linen. Now I’m going to continue to hand stitch around each one. I also switched over to triangles to make a little bunting to match. I find that I don’t get quite the level of point-matching-accuracy with the triangles. I don’t know if this is because I made my own templates – something I’m not likely to do again – or if triangles are just harder than hexagons. I figure I plan to hang this up high, and one would need pretty good eyesight to see the mistakes, so it’s all good.
Here are two more projects that are on my worktable for this week. I’ll tell you more about them later!