Saturday, March 13, 2010

Sewing Plans: Dresses and the Ugly Apron Project

I hope to squeeze some sewing time into my busy schedule this coming week. Perhaps I'll even do the cutting tomorrow.

The fabric I ordered came the other day and it's all washed and ready to be pressed and cut. Two dresses await. With all the Church coming up in the next few weeks, I really want them done. Especially in time for Holy Week.

AND when I was going through my stash, I found a bunch of really ugly cotton fabric. It has purple, lime green and light blue butterflies, turtles, fish, ducks, flowers and perhaps some other odd creature. What a motley collection of creatures in some very odd colors! I have enough of this fabric for a dress, but methinks the ONLY justifiable use for this stuff is to try and challenge myself to turn it into as cute an apron as possible. Towards that end, I bought bias tape and ric-rac in the various colors found in the fabric. Perhaps I'll delve into my stash and find some eyelet lace for some trim or something, and we shall see what I come up with. Don't worry, I'll post pictures.

I'm quite a fan of aprons, you know. It's because I'm such a klutz around the house and in the kitchen. Often I'll just get dressed and put an apron on over what I'm wearing. I live in fear of accidentally going out of the house to run an errand or going to an appointment still wearing an apron. You see, the aprons I have are not dignified. No, they are girly and cutesy with tiny little rose buds and the like. Very embarrassing, but there it is. Now you know. I indulge my Hollie-Hobbiezilla urges via my aprons.

Speaking of shoes...I took my youngest shoe shopping for some spring/summer Church shoes for both of us. She found the most adorable silver colored flats (I'm a mean mom who encourages her daughters not to wear heels when they are ten, or fourteen or sixteen for that matter), and I found the CUTEST pair of brown shoes with small heels for SEVEN DOLLARS on clearance at Shoe Carnival. Had to have them. Yes I did. So to make up for that I went to Payless and got the cheapest pair of white flats (what I was originally shopping for) that I could find. Yay for Payless. So basically, I got two pairs of shoes and stayed within what had been budgeted.

I think, when I'm done with my sewing, especially the Ugly Apron Project, I'll post pictures. Not that the Apron will be ugly necessarily, but the fabric I'm working with...yowzers! How, you ask, did I come by the ugly fabric? A friend gave it to me, of course.


Elizabeth @ The Garden Window said...

I think it will make a really cute apron !

mamajuliana said...

So ugly it is cute? Must be my taste, but I don't think that it is that bad. Aprons should be made of quirky material in my book!

Michelle M. said...

I agree! I think it is really cute. I would definitely wear an apron on that print :) Mine is boring black- typical me.

thegeekywife said...

Sounds like fun craftiness to me! :)

Sometimes I wonder if the textile ppl makes items as jokes... lol

Philippa said...

Oh I LOVE this material. It would make a fantastic wrap around skirt! I'd wear it in a heartbeat!

April said...

The fabric is.... fun.... ? :) I like the apron idea. Here are some more in case you have left over.
1. drawstring beach bag
2. summer picnic napkins
3. if there's a lot you could make a picnic blanket

That's all I got. Tough one because if you really don't like it, you don't want it on display per say, but an apron is perfect because you won't mind if you stain it.