Monday, June 18, 2012

Work in Progress: Apron

I've officially started my first pattern, an apron. It seems like a beginner's "first sewing project." I imagine it's relative to hearing a beginner pianist play "Fur Elise" (although I'll have you know that even though it's the classic "piano student" song, it's intermediate level). The package says "easy," so let's see if they are correct.

Project: Stitch 'n Save M6536 Apron
Start Date: June 17th, 2012
Store: Joann Fabrics (pattern & fabric)
Fabric: Cotton
Yardage: 1.5 yards- main color, 1 fabric quarter- contrast

Here's what I've accomplished so far:
Ironing the Fabric.

Ironing the pattern.

Cutting out the pattern (maybe not as nicely as I should have), pinning them to the fabric & cutting out the fabric.

I was a bit confused while cutting the pattern, because the armpit's (size Medium) dashed line ran into a larger size, although when you follow that line even further, it says "medium" again. That really threw me off. I had to ask my MIL about what I should do, and why there are different sized circles. Newbie question, I'm sure. Oh, and after researching youtube on cutting out patterns, I found out after-the-fact that I should cut those triangles outward. Whoops. At the time, I didn't realize what those meant.

I am now all ready to thread the machine and sew it up.
Stay tuned for the finished results. Wish me luck. I need to go out and buy sharper scissors! :)


  1. Trying to get back into knitting and found your sewing blog! Maybe I need to give this a go! Thanks, supercute project!!

  2. Ha ha. I'm in the middle of finishing the second sleeve of a baby cardigan (among other unfinished projects) and can't help dabbling in a new type of craft. lol. Go for it! It's summer, anyways. A great excuse to not feel guilty either! :)