Time for another Apron contest over at Tie One On. The theme for this one is Black & White. I’ve been thinking about making another apron since the plaid one I made in the fall and I was hoping to find the time to make one before the end of February. My mother is coming to visit for the weekend and was supposed to arrive this morning. Due to bad weather her flight was canceled which means she’s delayed until tonight. It’s too bad we’ll miss the day together, but that did give me a few hours to kill. My thoughts immediately went to the apron.
I had no idea what type of apron to make. I like the way half aprons look and I’m more apt to wear one if there’s only one set of ties, but I have this terrible habit of wiping my hands near my waist so half aprons don’t have enough coverage for me. I also love anything with a high waist these days.
it’s at this point that i’m going to apologize for the blurry pics. the lighting was terrible in my sewing area this morning so i played with some of the settings. the results are less than perfect
Most of the measurements were just where the ruler ended up since nothing had to be exact, but this is what i came up with:
Remember how I pinned the black fabric to determine the size rectangle I should cut? Well it turned out to be about 17″ by 21″ which I of course forgot to actually measure. It looked like this when cut and pinned:
the other side of the paper was shiny and blue, remember?
I also cut a piece of the swimsuit fabric on the fold.
i don’t have a secret weapon for dealing with kitty snags on swimsuit fabric.
i saved that piece in case i find one.
or invent one.
The last two pieces I cut will be used for ties. I like the idea of using the swimsuiting for ties. It gives them a stretchiness.