Tuesday, July 8, 2008
Fruity Apron with a Little Less Rick Rack
Today during nap time I decided to make my first apron. I used my least favorite fabric so I could make the mistakes with it and hopefully have it perfected (haha) by the time I get to fabric I like better. I also decided to line the apron, which is not part of the instructions, since it seemed easier to do the rick rack that way. Things went well until I started on the ruffle.
I didn't have enough lining for the ruffle so I decided to try out my rolled hem foot. It took a few practices, but it's actually pretty cool. I'm excited to experiment a little more with it.
Then I started on the rick rack. I did the bottom and sides of the ruffle first. While I was pinning on the ruffle one of my children (who shall remain nameless) decided to "help." When I turned around he was cutting my rick rack into small pieces. When I gasped in horror he looked confused. He thought I needed it in little pieces. Really, how could I get mad when he was just trying to help. Needless to say, the apron does not have rick rack in all the required places. Can you tell where I left it off?
Now I need to start dinner. I feel like a new apron needs to debut with a great dinner. Too bad I haven't been to the grocery store in about two weeks. Maybe they'll be happy with peanut butter? Oh wait, we're out of bread.