Thursday, December 7, 2017

More Aprons for the Shop

I kind of miss my Etsy shop and the random local events where I sewed and sewed and sewed to enjoy my deep love of patchwork and color.
But I honestly do not know how I would have time for that in this season of life.  I don't even feel like I have time for some basics (hello, almost-tidy but rather dirty house).  I am able to sew some fun things for my children, and I knit on the go, but jeepers, that's about it.

So when the museum store manager-friend asked if I could provide more aprons, I said yes because I love color and aprons.  It took me a while, but I got the aprons done just before Thanksgiving, in time for the holiday shopping rush, whew.

Previously, I had used the "Kitchen Gaiety" apron pattern of charming provenance, but I knew that in order to turn out aprons more quickly, I needed a simplified pattern.  I was pleased with this retro Simplicity pattern, with one caveat:  the small is quite small or else Genevieve, at 12, is the size of a small 1940s lady. 


Becky said...

Cute aprons!

I find I don't have a lot of time for sewing either, but am thinking of taking some time off work between now & Christmas to do some.

e said...

Those look charming! I love the colors and patterns you put together.

Coincidentally, I have an apron project that I haven't managed to get started. It was going to be a Christmas gift for my daughter but... it might be for next year at this point. Lol.

Lorelei said...

The clothing industry did change the way they do sizing- I forget when, certainly after the '40s- so you are working with a very different sizing method. I believe a size 4-6 now would have been a 12-14 then!

Margo said...

Lorelei, it's probably not clear from the photo, but this is a modern pattern based on a retro style, so I expected the sizing to be modern.

Hazel said...

I love them, in fact I think I prefer them to the Kitchen Gaiety aprons.
I need to make an apron, I just need to find time to do it. My sewing is nowhere as accomplished as yours so it does take me a while to psych myself up... I also rarely sew to a pattern so it's doubly intimidating!

jenny_o said...

You have two very photogenic models there. And the aprons are lovely. I know what you mean about immersing in a craft or piece of handwork. It is so engaging and rewarding.


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