As soon as I saw the Farmdale Crossing fabric I knew I had to have it. And it had to be made into an apron. When Sew Mama Sew had a sale of the day on the Curio fabric, well clearly it was meant to be. I also bought the Crosshatch fabric and used it to make bias binding.
Recognize the style pocket? It’s the same as used on the Ice Cream Dress.
I love how this looks. It makes me want to gather eggs in it and whip up an omelet. However, this apron is not intended for me! Paul has been encouraging me to sell things I make and so I may be selling at a craft fair in November. We’ll see. In the meantime I am trying to sew as much as I can and build up an inventory. I would sell aprons, jewelry rolls, and little zippered bags. In fact, I picked out lots of fabric combos from my stash and made a couple today.(These still need seams and corners trimmed, so no, they do not look perfect. Yet.)
I do love matching up fabrics and trims and seeing what I happen to have that looks good with other things. The denim was used to make Tabby a skirt, the fish came from the Odyssea apron, the gingham bias binding came from placemats. Sewing is the ultimate “green” activity! (except that I see all kinds of beautiful fabrics I simply must have.)
I feel at once excited about this possibility, and also thinking “who would pay money for my things?” and a great deal of anxiety over whether or not things are perfect. I figure that nothing I make would be so bad as to end up on Regretsy, so I’ve got that going for me. Also, here’s where it really sucks not to have a Jo-Ann’s or a Walmart (with fabric) nearby. I’m working along and need some interfacing, or some thread just the right color, and I’m basically s-o-l. I can order notions online or I can drive almost 45 minutes to get what I need.
In other sewing news I made up a jumper for Tabby out of apple corduroy fabric I bought last spring. I didn’t think the plain A-line dress was long enough, so I added a ruffle. (these pictures are a bit lousy, but you get the idea.)
She hasn’t modeled it yet, so a photo of her in it will have to wait. I’m thinking she’ll wear a white turtleneck under this on school picture day.