Thursday, December 6, 2012
Sew I'll do a project
Anyhow, I'm taking another round of sewing lessons at this place. I like Mikala, the instructor. She's very patient and fun and encouraging, which is what I need since I'm frustrated very easily and a little on the jittery side, which makes cutting patterns or fabric an adventure.
I'm going to make an apron. I figured it would require me to use a lot of sewing skills but be doable enough that I could complete it by the time the classes were finished. I also figured it would be something I could use--it doesn't require zippers or buttons (unless you want to add buttons as decoration, which I don't) and the sizing is pretty forgiving, so chances are I can get away with using it even if it's not perfect. This is in contrast to a skirt or dress or shirt I may try to make which, if it's not done right, is going to look strange.
The fabric in the picture is what I'm using. I picked it up yesterday. I was going to get an aqua in the solid color, but when I took the advice of a fellow customer at the store and draped the fabric bolts next to each other and walked back, I saw the brown in the pattern was dominant and that's the best color to use for the trim. (The customer also declared the pattern I chose "darling" so I'm assuming I'm doing something right!)
The patterned one will be the main part of the apron; the solid brown will be the straps, ruffle (I'm not a ruffle kind of chick but this will be good practice) and pockets.