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Topic: See the progress! 2 children's aprons, lot of pics.  (Read 872 times)
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allyinthevalley
« on: August 09, 2007 04:10:06 PM »

I wanted to make my 3 year old daughter an apron to go with her play kitchen. I didn't have a pattern, and I have very little experience with sewing, but I figured, "Eh, how hard can it be?" My first one turned out... well... really sad. I made it out of an orange fabric that is way too thin, for tie-ons I just sewed on strips of cloth, and the pocket I just threw in the middle somewhere and sewed around it. Here are the results.

This is my daughter, rather unhappy that I'm making her wear this orange apron when she likes the second one I made better.

A close up of the not-so-good pocket.

These are my tie-ons. Yeah... I'm kind of embarassed to even post this.
SO, I didn't like the first one, so the next day, I thought I'd try again using what I had learned from the first one.

Here is a MUCH happier little girl.

I made the shape of the pocket nicer, hemmed it, and was way more careful about how I sewed around it.

Here is the middle of it, so you can see better how I hemmed around it and how it really just looks better in general.
Wish that these pictures were better, but I'm currently limited to my webcam because my digital camera broke. Tell me what you think!
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invisable620
« Reply #1 on: August 09, 2007 04:59:01 PM »

Your little girl is lucky to have you! I think it turned out great. And hey they always say practice makes perfect!
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cheytown
« Reply #2 on: August 09, 2007 05:08:05 PM »

they are both cute, though, she does look a lot happier with the 2nd one. Smiley
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jessimocha
« Reply #3 on: August 09, 2007 05:23:53 PM »

hahaha i *love* her adorable little pouty face in the first one. that is a GREAT image for a so-called 'mess-up'. though i don't think it looks too bad for a play apron.

the 2nd one's much nicer, though.

i've been sewing for years but only now am cluing in that it takes patience to make things look nice. Cheesy
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Kedrock
« Reply #4 on: August 09, 2007 05:29:32 PM »

It's fun to see how much your apron was improved from the first to the second one.  Thanks for showing both! 
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missmonkeymae
« Reply #5 on: August 09, 2007 06:27:01 PM »

Progress not perfection...that's the model that is always suggested to me to follow.  Looks like you did just that.  And I love the before and after pics of your daughter!  They are priceless.  That's a scrapbook page just screamin' to be made (ooh, wait, did I just admit that I scrapbook sometime too? Shhh, don't tell anyone, ok?).
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