Monday, January 28, 2013

Spring in mind

We were in town while the patterns were on sale so I accumulated another pile with big dreams of sewing a few for Spring.  The girls picked out some easy ones and I thought I might try some simple ones.   We are working at getting ahead a little.  We will be weeding out some outgrown clothing and replacing them with some they will sew themselves.

Tuesday, January 15, 2013

Apron Time

This year I started out making new aprons as my old ones are getting threadbare.  I have purchased fabric over the years at sales to make some pretty ones.  I also collected patterns while they were on sale.   Rather than trying some larger project, I decided to get a few done interspersed in a day's activities.  I made several to give away for Christmas and another for a birthday.

Tipnut has some vintage apron patterns to choose from.

Here are a few pictures of some that  I  made:

Butterick 4945
Ringger Clothing Apron Pattern
Found only the basic apron and pocket in stash.
Lined the apron as the fabric was thin.
A pattern that McCall's offers
This looks simple and easy to make and use.