My first ever apron!

by Archive from Blogger on December 4, 2009 · 9 comments

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A success, I think, and the first of many more aprons:

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Serenity Love Sincere Peace Earth December 4, 2009 at 6:41 pm

Thats too cute to be an apron…

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Miss Emmi December 4, 2009 at 9:27 pm

What gorgeous fabric! Cute aprons are the first step to enjoying cooking :)

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Madeleine Miranda December 5, 2009 at 7:23 am

A great success indeed! Like the fabric & pockets – wish i could sew!

xxx

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When Ladies Dressed December 6, 2009 at 9:26 pm

When life gives you lemons…

…Make an Apron!!!!

I love it!

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Rebeca December 7, 2009 at 7:01 am

Dear fellow seamstresses,

I've been following this great blog for a while but never

dared to comment. I'm so sorry that the first time I write

here has to be to ask for help!

I need a FREE sewing pattern to make a cowl neck sweater (like

THIS ONE). I have a fancy dress

(costume) party on Saturday 12 December 2009. I must go

dressed as Velma from Scooby Doo.

Unfortunately orange is not in fashion this year and I can't

find an orange cowl neck sweater in shops.

I've thought of finding some orange fabric and sewing this

sweater myself, but I don't want to spend money on a pattern

(I never wear cowl neck sweaters). But I can't find any on the

web and I'm running out of time, the party is on Saturday and

I'm a beginner at sewing so it will take me long to sew it!

If anyone could help me with this, I would be grateful forever

(and join his/her blog, of course!)

I'm sorry if this cry for help bothered anyone, normally I

don't do this, but I'm desperate now.

Thank you for brightening up my days with your contributions

to the sewing blogosphere!

Greetings, Rebeca

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LibrariAnon December 7, 2009 at 9:20 pm

Thanks everyone :)

Rebeca–What about buying a non-cowl neck sweater, and sewing/crocheting/knitting a cowl separately? Good luck with your costume!

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Rebeca December 8, 2009 at 5:19 am

Dear LibrariAnon,
Thank you very much for your quick answer! It's a very good idea, I hadn't thought of that.
In any case the problem is solved. My loved ones (not so loved after this ;-) ) must have very little trust in my sewing abilities, as they did their best to discourage me from trying to sew a sweater in such little time.
So, for the last time, I pushed myself through the crowds of the city centre, visited a hundred stores, and finally managed to find a decent orange sweater. It cost me a fortune, but at least I can wear it after the party, if I can stand the cowl neck.
But just in case anyone is interested in finding a pattern like this, I have found this. You can add a rectangular piece of fabric for the cowl neck, and you're all set.

So thank you for your help, and by the way, that is a lovely apron. Beauuuutiful fabric. My mother is looking for apron patterns and she is going to love this one!

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Miss Sews-it-all December 10, 2009 at 10:50 am

Looks awesome! I have used the same pattern and like it.

Speaking of sewing, have you checked out the http://www.WeAllSew.com website yet? Lots of free patterns, tutorials, and links to other sewers on the web!

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Laura Nash December 11, 2009 at 8:34 pm

Rebeca, Try the Burdastyle website. I saw a cowl neck dress there you can download for free. Here is the link: http://www.burdastyle.com/patterns/cowl-dress-cowl-top

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