Thursday, February 19, 2009

WIP: All-Star Half Apron

I had mentioned in a post on my Facebook page (it's actually one of the responses to the survey about the '25 random things' that seems to be making its rounds on FB) about how I wanted to start an apron collection and how I plan on sewing a few in order to get that collection started. I do have that Emmeline apron that I had made last summer (which still needs the shoulder straps to be handsewn!). But one apron is not enough to call a collection!

I found this thin cotton navy star fabric and decided that it must be an apron too. Just a simple, basic, half apron. Nothing too fancy as the fabric itself is quite loud. After looking at a few basic aprons online I drafted a basic apron pattern. Let's just hope that it works out!

I hope to get this cut out tonight and sewn before the weekend. I'm dying to do some sewing and this should be an easy enough project to get me started!

2 comments:

  1. Hello!
    Just came across your blog when i was looking up tips to crochet a Camillia Bedfellow toy...and I was wondering if you could let me know where you got your tips from to make one?

    Thanks very much! (Very nice blog too!)
    Best wishes Sam x

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  2. Hello Sam!
    Thanks for visiting my blog! I basically got my tips from just having a go and making a Bedfellow myself. What exactly do you need help on?

    My basic tips:
    - when working the last row of the worsted weight yarn (before using the chunky weight) make the row a little looser than norm, that way you can work in the thicker yarn and switch hooks easier.
    - after crocheting the face, I satin stitched the eyes/nose/mouth before continuing on with the rest of the head. I found trying to do that after it was all worked up and stuffed was a little frustrating - especially if you're not that great at hand stitching in the first place. This just makes it easier.
    - after working each limb, ears, and head, I fastened off leaving a length of yarn long enough to use to sew that part onto the body. Not sure if this is what Camilla Engman did or not, but I think it just makes the Bedfellow look more clean in the finishing.
    - I didn't stuff the limbs as I crocheted them. I did the stuffing after I finished crocheting a part. I didn't like how the stuffing would either pop out while you were crocheting, and how sometimes the polyfil would get into the stitch - making the overall appearance look messy and fuzzy...but not the good fuzzy.
    - I didn't stuff the ears for the bunny. My yarn was thick enough that I didn't need to.
    - I crocheted all the contrasting "ends" of the arms and legs all at once since they are all the same anyways. I made crocheting the Bedfellow faster cause then you don't have to keep switching hooks.

    I hope this helps! If you need any help, leave me a message!

    Oh! And PS: Do you know what the pattern means when it says "work sl sts in back loops of sts throughout"? That's what threw me off the first attempt at this pattern.

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