Apron strings

If there is something to sew on backwards, I’ll sew it on backwards. For this simple project, I lined one of the many woven rectangles lying around the studio to serve as an apron pocket and then stitched the waistband on the wrong side of the opening.

I thought I was so clever to simultaneously stitch the pocket to the apron and stitch the pocket turn-opening, thus making one line of machine stitching unnecessary.

Dismayed and generally averse to ripping out, I sewed the damn pocket shut and called it a day.  So much for feeling clever!

After a pause (the all important pause), I realized It wouldn’t be so bad to fix since I’d only have to rip out the length of the waistband. So I did. Opened up the pocket. Added some hand quilting.

For waistband Round Two, I used a contrasting geometric print instead of the same seer sucker as the apron. I like it a LOT better. The same yellow print lines the pocket.

To my mind, there is only one essential feature of an apron — it must have ties long enough to wrap around the waist and tie in front. That way, I can tuck the essential hand towel into the ties. A dish towel over-the-shoulder is a distant second for convenience.

Prefer 100% cotton, of course.

Pockets and bibs are features I don’t much mind but don’t seem to need, either.

Maybe the recipient of this apron will find good use for a roomy centered pocket. If not, it looks nice!

In case you’re wondering, I am also baking cookies, mailing packages, walking the dog, watching election results, emailing commissioners at the FCC, helping to plot my younger son’s next steps, and WRITING.

PS. Ninety inches (for this waist) affords enough length to tie the apron strings in front.

12 thoughts on “Apron strings

  1. RainSluice

    What a tree! What an apron! What energy! brava!
    We have a teacher at our school who is from Alabama. Today he wore a knitted sweater that just said ALABAMA. It looked like maybe it was his grandpa’s from 50 years ago. I said, “hooray for Alabama!”, He said, “Well, yeas, I knew I either would wear it today or burn it”. I have the best colleagues.

  2. ravenandsparrow

    Very cute apron and wow! big beautiful tree. It sounds like the Christmas season is moving right along, with writing too! I always have to shut my projects down in December.

    1. deemallon

      It is a slower pace here don’t get me wrong. But taking time away creates bigger gaps than the mere time away because of the difficult of transitioning back to it.

    1. deemallon

      Thanks Susan. Could safely hold a cell phone, pen, and small pack of tissues. Things I learned from friends on FB might be useful for them.


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