Friday, February 27, 2009

still sewing



I have finally been sewing again. I easily find other things to do and then when I get back to sewing, it feels so good. I am still waiting for the day when my lines look a little straighter, but in the mean time, I will be satisfied with the seams staying together! I made a reversible apron for my friend's birthday. I followed the dimensions for the apron from one found in this book . I love the lines, but I didn't like where the waist fell. The ties were a bit low. So, next time I will have to alter it a bit. I still like the colors of the fabric though.


I have a friend that grew up down the street from me. We walked to school every day together and got in to trouble together too. She was my best friend all through school. She told me that her daughter would love an apron and she was a girly girl who liked pink. So, I tried to make the girliest apron I could. For me, that doesn't mean that it is going to be extremely girly, because that is just too much. I had to add brown to balance out all of the pink. I like the way it turned out and I think I will put the dimensions of the pattern on here soon because it was fun to figure out. It's reversible - cupcake on one side and the initial P for Paige on the other.

Also, I picked up a couple of cool things to keep the creative juices flowing. I got the wavy Fiskars fabric shears to use when I make my banners. I wanted the scalloped ones, but everyone is sold out or doesn't sell them anymore. That might have to be an ebay find for me.

Then, I saw this book at JoAnn's last night. I had seen a few glimpses of it on other blogs and picked it up because really, it is beautiful to look at. I didn't look too deep because I wanted to save some of the looking for later when I need a pick me up. I do that. I skim over my magazines and books so that I can go back later and really dig when I need a creative outlet.

6 comments:

goodtidings said...

Hi I looking for a new sewing machine any suggestions. I have heard that some have plastic parts. I think someone told me that the Brothers have metal parts do you know anything regarding that . and any recommendations would be appreciated. thanks. Nancy, Tn.
your aprons are beautiful.

goodtidings said...

Thanks Traci, I saw your cake too , I will need to try that at some point and time.
I really enjoy your site, my daughter wants to learn to sew, now that she married and thinking of setting up things for kids etc. She never show interest b4.She will be graduating from college soon and I told her perhaps I could get a machine for her graduation present. I probably go with the brother then.
She told me she picked up some red material yesterday with white polka dots;she planning on making and apron. what pattern is that you have?
I like your pin cushion,I told her she should check out your site and she could make that little pin cushion also.thanks again for sharing.

goodtidings said...

Traci I google for free patterns ,check my site you may want to check this link

http://tipnut.com/56-free-apron-patterns-you-can-make/
lots of for eeryone in the family and a lot of vintage aprons also.
this is so much fun.

TheMorts said...

Did I tell you that Sydney is having a cupcake tea party this year for her birthday? I'm totally going to have to copy that idea for her!!! That is the cutest apron!... I'm ordering the "cheap" kid aprons from Oriental Trading for the "party favors" for the guests.. you'll have to help me think of a quick way to embellish them all...
It's funny I think I went to Joann the same day you did! Great minds must think alike because I went and got a bunch of stuff to get sewing again too... I think I just burnt myself out a little bit over Christmas and now it's time to get going again..
oh... I found a pattern for a little girls wrap dress... remind me to show it to you!
Love YOU!
M-

TheMorts said...

Did I tell you that Sydney is having a cupcake tea party this year for her birthday? I'm totally going to have to copy that idea for her!!! That is the cutest apron!... I'm ordering the "cheap" kid aprons from Oriental Trading for the "party favors" for the guests.. you'll have to help me think of a quick way to embellish them all...
It's funny I think I went to Joann the same day you did! Great minds must think alike because I went and got a bunch of stuff to get sewing again too... I think I just burnt myself out a little bit over Christmas and now it's time to get going again..
oh... I found a pattern for a little girls wrap dress... remind me to show it to you!
Love YOU!
M-

jedigirlz said...

Your sister said you have a great post on banners that you make.....where could I find it? I'd like to make one for my daughter's birthday party. thanks.