MY APRON IS COMPLETED!!
I have been workin on my apron for a week, off and on [mainly the weekends]. I finally finished it about an hour ago and I'm totally stoked as it was the first time I used a pattern in 8 years and the first time I have ever completed such a complex item [which isn't that complex compared to some of the things you all do] and had it look good in the end. Yes, I made mistakes and I see them but I won't point them out because if you don't know they are there - I am hoping you don't notice them. +laffs+
I showed Brian [my husband] the pattern, and he was like 'eww, that one is ugly, don't make it' and I was like 'I know the fabric makes it look bad, but I REALLY like it - just imagine it with different fabric' and he wa slike 'don't make it, seriously, make this one +points to the other full apron' and then I was done and I put it on and he was like 'OH MY GOD, that is so awesome - it is so flattering and super cute and I can't believe you made that, it look sos good!'
1.) Sewing curves isn't as hard as it looks
2.) Sewing bias tape onto the edges is harder than it looks
3.) Sewing bias tape around curves is demonic
4.) Never tell your husband anything about your tools or show him how it is funny that the sewing machine company gave you a screwdriver to remove x and y screws yet it doesn't fit because it is too tall.. as he will run off with it and cut it in half ot make it smaller - thus, not being able to turn the screw driver at all it would not work. =o\
5.) I CAN complete a complex project and actually like how it turns out. =o)
^artistic progress shot
^my craft workspace that sucks horribly in the dining room tabl
^close up in an attempt to show the colors, it failed.
^me wearing it, I look wonderful, I know - my hubby took the picture and our dogs are watching me to make sure I'm safe in my apron. haha.
^as with everyone else, I have a helper with my sewing projects as well, meet my dog DOT, who is a great dane puppy. +laffs+
I used this pattern:http://www.mccallpattern.com/item/M3979.htm?search=apron&page=all
but there is a free one here:http://www.susanbranch.com/shopping/shop5-07/aprontest.pdf
this is the flower fabric:http://www.hancockfabrics.com/Pimatex-Pink-Dots-on-Brown-Cotton-Fabric-Front-Page_stcVVproductId59465802VVcatId537258VVviewprod.htm
this is the dotted fabric:http://www.hancockfabrics.com/Pimatex-Pink-Dots-on-Brown-Cotton-Fabric-Front-Page_stcVVproductId59465802VVcatId537258VVviewprod.htmQUESTION:
Does anyone know of a website or something that lists all the things tobuy for a home - preferably divided into each room. Iknow that sounds crazy but I hope to make things for our home to decorate. For every room. So far, I know dining room = table cloth, napkins, placemats and kitchen = oven mits/hot pad things to put hot places on & tea towels.. Or for those of you who happen to be doing this as well, maybe you all have a list you could share with me??