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Topic: learning to sew, first time following a pattern *Emmeline Apron*  (Read 1347 times)
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baygirl69
« on: March 10, 2011 01:22:13 PM »

i wanted to make something for my best friend of over 25 years. she really is the epitome of a best friend and deserves a homemade gift from the heart.
this pattern was a bit out of my league, but i really learned a lot.
this was my first real sewing project. i've made a taggy, a pillow case & a few stuffies at this point in my sewing career. i really wish I had learned this when I was younger, but no shame in learning anything new even after 40. this was my first time following an actual pattern.
i sewed my first darts, did gathering & made bias binding. i'm very proud to have completed it. Well.almost completed it. My machine died as I was topstitching the halter straps, but really wanted to post it anyway. I will have to hand stitch the rest so I can mail it off.





a big thanks to my 8 yo Asher for taking the pictures  Grin

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Kymy
« Reply #1 on: March 10, 2011 03:09:46 PM »

I LOVE the Emmeline apron pattern Smiley (its from 'Sew Liberated' for those of you wondering).  This is one of my favorite apron patterns & has become my go too Smiley. Yours turned out GREAT I love the fabric & the colors you choose!

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« Reply #2 on: March 11, 2011 12:52:05 AM »

I love it!  I have a skirt made out of the skull fabric and have been toying with buying the cherry fabric.  I'm going to look for the apron pattern as I want to make myself a new one and that style is so pretty.
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Circlesofstone
« Reply #3 on: March 11, 2011 06:33:44 AM »

I too love the fabrics you chose. Those keep catching my eye when I see them in the store. I've been wondering what I can do with them. I like your apron pattern, very cute. I too am over 40 and just getting interested in increasing my sewing skills, so you aren't the only one!

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« Reply #4 on: March 11, 2011 08:05:25 AM »

It's lovely! The empire waist is wonderful (both for those young enough to need room for a baby-bump and for those of us whose shapes have "softened" thanks to those years of baby bumps!)! It's great that's reversible--I can see using one side the actual cooking, then presto-chango, into the other side (if there are no big messes) for serving!

Did you make your pattern, or is it one I might be able to find?
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baygirl69
« Reply #5 on: March 11, 2011 12:07:22 PM »

Did you make your pattern, or is it one I might be able to find?

you can find this pattern at sewliberated.com i can see me coming back to this pattern over & over....but not for a little while

I too love the fabrics you chose. Those keep catching my eye when I see them in the store. I've been wondering what I can do with them. I like your apron pattern, very cute. I too am over 40 and just getting interested in increasing my sewing skills, so you aren't the only one!
Lisa

thanks so much! glad i'm not the only one in the "better late than never" sewing club

I love it!  I have a skirt made out of the skull fabric and have been toying with buying the cherry fabric.  I'm going to look for the apron pattern as I want to make myself a new one and that style is so pretty.

i really loved the skull fabric, not just the print but for the feel & the drape. i may just have to make a skirt out of it for my daughter's 22nd bday coming up!

Yours turned out GREAT I love the fabric & the colors you choose!

thank you! i really wanted it to be both fun & rockin as well as classy.
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« Reply #6 on: March 11, 2011 07:24:41 PM »

Thank you!!! Grin
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hubblefromthesun
« Reply #7 on: March 12, 2011 09:42:49 AM »

Great job, I know your friend will be really happy!
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« Reply #8 on: March 13, 2011 05:10:28 AM »

Nice fabric of roses and skulls, I think your best friends will love your gift  Grin Grin Grin Grin
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