Today I spent the majority of the day working on the project I told you about on Saturday. I am happy to report the project, an apron, is finished!
I used this pattern to make the apron and combined Apron A with the pockets from Apron B, minus the upper pocket.
After completing it, I wanted to share a few thoughts on how it went:
- Patterns are pretty complicated, even if they say they are easy
- It is really helpful to have a dictionary of sewing terms nearby (or Google)
- Buying a foldable cutting board is a needed item
- Good scissors are also a must have
- If the pattern requires you to make a strap or ties, sew the right sides together and then turn it right side out, don't attach a safety pin to the bottom and try and turn it. You just might have to cut off the pin and the fabric (it gets stuck). I wouldn't know this from experience, would I?
- Using thread a similiar color to what you are sewing helps distract from any imperfections
- Have an iron and ironing board ready, you'll need it to "press" the material
- An assistant is also helpful, but not required. Thank you, Rachel!
- It is quite a bit more complicated than I expected!
I have a new respect for all things handmade. What about you, do you have any thoughts you'd share with a beginning seamstress?