Monday, July 7, 2008

Here comes the rain again!

The rain falling is such a lovely sound isn't it?

After a busy few days I decided that Little B and I would have an at home day today which gave me the opportunity to actually finish a project.

You may recall I was working on a smock for my little friend Emily. Well I ran into some trouble on a number of fronts - Barry and the stretch fabric stopped co-operating and worse still I actually tried the elmo smock on Little B only to find it did not fit over his head! Which would then have required me to amend the pattern a task about which I did not feel at all confident.

Not deterred, after a bit of research I decided I would make little Em an apron. Inspired and helped along by Sew Funky's Bib Tutorial I thought I would attempt to be extra tricky and make a reversible apron.

Overall, I am pretty happy with the result. I suspect it might be a little big for 2 and a bit year old Em but she will grow into it!

Everything worked out relatively well except for the front pockets. I had initially planned to do curved U shaped pockets. In the end I could not for the life of me get the bias binding to go around the pocket smoothly. I suspect I did not cut it properly. Whilst initially I had sewed the pockets on the front before I sewed anything else, in the end I handsewed them on when the rest of the apron was done.

I am glad that I managed to get this finished as my friend Amanda has just had her baby - a little girl - Amy - so I am off to try and make some bibs! Wish me luck!

Happy Monday!


CurlyPops said...

The apron is so sweet....and a great practical pressie for a little one!

BigCat said...

Oh, I just love how brave you are with trying out new projects. That apron looks great.

Hoppo Bumpo said...

Great apron - its so cute. There's a little girl somewhere who is going to love wearing that. What a great idea to make it reversible. I think I would have also given up trying to sew bias binding around curves!