I was in a Summer apron swap that required I make a full size apron for my partner....something I'd not done before. I was also needing to do my Apronista apron challenge using 'applique.'
I thought it would be a good idea to combine the two.
Yeah, I was wrong.
I decided to make the reversible and appliqued apron out of Lotta's book.
I bought the book a few months back and had no trouble making a couple items.....some potholders and an apron.
I cut out the pattern and realized I totally did NOT get the 'side panel' part of the pattern. But I usually figure stuff out pretty well so I went ahead and cut out the fabric.
(The fabric is another story....I only had a yard of the strawberry....I got it through a swap. )
I start sewing....not a problem until I get to the side panel part again. I sort of work it out and put it all together. (But the side panels still looked weird.......and the book had ZERO pictures regarding the placement of them.)
I took it and serged the edges to clean everything up and OOPS.......I ran over part of the bodice.
Its obvious by now that my full apron idea ain't gonna happen....unless I want a big old patch over one boob. I already had made the ties AND the applique was finished, so I couldn't pitch it. But I didn't have more strawberry fabric so I couldn't start over.
Instead, I cut it down and made it into this half apron (still reversible...)
Turned out cute enough but still...NOT what I had intended.
OH and the full size apron I had to make? I made this one instead....
OH and the strawberry fabric? Yep...I found more of it the day AFTER I finished this one..........
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