Monday, 27 October 2008

Santa's Little Workshop

An e-mail conversation with Julia of Primrose Corner finally got me motivated into sewing again. It is not that I don't enjoy sewing, but other jobs always seem to get in the way. I've had this huge piece of fabric tucked away at the back of the closet for about 18 months. I found it at a flea market and I thought that it would be perfect for the smaller members of my (extended) family.

The problem is that I couldn't seem to find the time to sit down and get started and if I left it much longer, the older nephews and niece would have outgrown the design.

On Friday, I thought it was time to get started and I managed to cut out the first of four aprons. I used the basic template idea from here and adapted it to fit the various ages by searching the internet for a size guide. A huge thank you to Tracy for her help searching the internet for patterns, or I would never have started!

The thing I like about this pattern is that the apron is double thickness, so all the seams and raw edges are hidden and it looks very professional. Perfect for those budding cooks when they are in the kitchen helping Mummy and/or Daddy.

Needless to say, my plan of spending the entire day sewing did not work out and I was soon interrupted, but I did manage to complete four aprons by last night. I now have four drawstring bags cut out and I'm hoping to get them finished today before I go back on night shift tomorrow.

I know that it seems a little early to be speaking of Christmas but the last mailing date for surface mail to Europe is today! Yes, the best laid plans of being organized have bitten the dust again...

The rest of the week will be spent trying to get some much-needed sleep until next weekend when I may be able to get back to my sewing. Wishing you all a good week.