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.


Nedra said...

You did a great job on your first apron. Way to go! --Nedra

erica e said...

beautiful apron! good job not getting mad at your nameless child for cutting up the ric rac. :) i can't tell where its missing though. i've been wanting to make an aprong lately too. how fun!

Catherine said...

I just made my first apron, too, and I really enjoyed it doing it! Because it was for an apron swap, I had to say goodbye to my masterpiece (if you can call it that) and send it away. I like the one I received, but I LOVED the fabric I picked out, so now I'm itching to go buy the same fabric and make another one for me this time. ;)

Your apron is darling, by the way!

Nanette Merrill and daughters said...

I love the apron. Its such a cute design. You are a very patient mom. I admire that.