Saturday, January 15, 2011

An All Day Apron

 I figured the long weekend would be the perfect time to re-stock my etsy shop and do some sewing. I dug through my fabric stash and decided to use this lovely cabbage rose print with a 1950's feel (Swoon!) for my first project of the day.

I settled on a smock style apron. They're practical, cute, and quick to make. I figured I could finish this and whip up at least two half aprons before the day was done! Ha!

I went happily on my way cutting fabrics, excited to be starting new projects...things were going just swell. And then I decided to line the apron despite the fact that I never line this style smock. This is when what should have been a two hour project turned into an all day affair.  Holy Lord! I have not been so aggravated and dimwitted with a sewing project since I started sewing.

I eventually finished it...many hours and much cussin' later. After all that trouble, I'm not even going to list it for sale. For the time that I put into this apron, and the headache it caused me, I'd have to sell it for at least $1256.00 to make up for my time and effort.

So, for the time being, I've decided to keep it. I really don't think I could part with that fabric anyway.

Those two half aprons I was going to whip up? Not happening. I'd rather stab myself in the eyes with my Gingher stork embroidery scissors than look at my sewing machine right now.

4 comments:

Shana said...

well if it makes you feel any better it is really pretty!

Tracy said...

Well I really do dig the apron. However, I will tell you I missed you at the shop. I was in there with my niece and we were getting some stuff. She ended up getting some fleece and we made her soon to be here sister a cute tie blanket. :) I'll show pictures of it later after the baby is born. :)

mangocheeks said...

Oh it is so pretty and I am not that into blue roses.

Sally said...

This is beautiful! I wouldn't want to give it away, either, even before all of the aggravation!