Thursday, June 7, 2007

The Apron

Well, I did it. While Allan was in Philly, I attempted my first sewing project and made Emma an apron. Things actually went very well. I broke out the booklet that explained how to use the actual machine and succeeded in threading the machine and a bobbin. After that, everything was pretty simple. It was an "easy" pattern that I used, so I couldn't mess things up too badly. I did modify the pattern a little. The apron was supposed to use strings to close the back, but what child can reach behind them and tie a set of strings?! So, I sewed on a little snap to close the apron at the neck. All in all, things went well and the apron was done in an evening.

Now! On to some bigger projects! Believe it or not, these kids could have my summer filled with sewing projects if I let them. :)

1 comment:

John said...

What a cutie!!! I thought Will was the big cooker of the three though? I think for his apron you should have the sewing machine stich a block M in the middle. I am really looking forward to seeing you guys in about a week and a half!