Wednesday, July 28, 2010

Gardener's Apron

What have I been up to lately?  Sewing.  Seam ripping.  Why, you ask?  I chose to make a gardener's apron for entry in the upcoming county fair for the extension group I'm in called "A-ha!"  I am not a wonderful seamstress, and I don't have a lot of patience when it comes to new techniques or materials.  Bias tape was new, and my patience was thin by late last night.
Bias tape--my conquered enemy
 
Waistbands--not a friend
Four huge pockets and more bias tape

But, I'm done.  It looks pretty good, and I won't embarrass myself by having my name on it now.  I used this pattern (altered somewhat in length and width) from a crafter's apron at Martha Stewart.com along with these sites and/or pictures:
Make It Do
Busty LaRue's Glitz and Glamour
GenevaDesigns on Etsy
GreatGoods on Etsy
All materials were purchased at my local Wal-Mart Supercenter.

1% inspiration + 99% perspiration = one gardener's apron

Now, back to getting the libraries ready for the new school year soon to begin...

2 comments:

Busty LaRue said...

It turned out great! Glad my pattern/pictures could help. Bias tape is really tricky at first, but once you get the hang of it it's a quick and easy thing to use. Yours looks great!

Amy said...

Thanks! I think if I ever use it again I will not be intimidated by it...it sure spiffs things up!