Sunday, June 24, 2012

sew knit me: gingham shorts

sew knit me: gingham shorts: I made these shorts out of a Ralph Lauren new, unused top sheet, which someone gave to me knowing that I like to sew.  They are a modifica...

Friday, June 22, 2012

Embellished Kitchen Towel

New Apron 50's style

I made this apron for a bridal shower along with some other things (posts to follow).  I cut a 21" x 45" piece of fabric and hemmed the sides and the bottom.  Then I used a ruffler set on 6 for the waist.  I cut a contrasting piece of frabric  4" x 2 yards.  I folded over the long ends and pinned that to the waist continuing the pinning for the ties and sewed close to the edges.  I cut a 6" square out of two pieces of contrasting fabric and sewed the wrong sides together leaving an opening and turning right side out.  Then I folded down the top of the pocket and ironed in place.  I added some ric-rac for trim and a button with a rossette made from ruffling a piece of the blue fabric.  I then sewed the pocket onto the apron.  Finally, I sewed ric-rac to just the apron waist, stopping at the tie area.  I sewed on all the ric-rac by hand, I think it looks nicer that way.