I decided yesterday to start sewing again essentially so I wouldn't lose my mind.
With this crowd no explanation necessary.
I wanted to just have a hour long easy project to do that would get me at the machine watching those lines of stitches form fast without a pattern or a lot of intellectual effort.
So I made up an apron from a random yard of cotton that I can't even remember buying or for what.
I didn't have enough for pockets which was too bad, when I have an apron on I pick up pins and needles that seem to run around on the floors around here, and I sort of pleated the neck straps and the top of the bib so it wouldn't gape.
See even aprons have fitting issues.
I tried to disguise this a bit with a foot of lace I will never use for anything else and a big floral button in the same category.
Listen I wear aprons all the time. All the time.
I don't wear them as a political statement in solidarity with generations who did Women's Work, and looking around at the blogs I certainly don't wear them because of my alligence to the role of Submissive Wife, a concept I don't know much about and am not going to be exploring.
I wear aprons, to cook, to eat spaghetti, to clean, to wash the dog, because I am really messy. Sometimes I wear them in the sewing room when I am dressed in a dark color and sewing something with threads.
And there was that time in a former life when I tore down to the Legislature to a press conference I had organized and whipped of my coat, and there I was wearing an apron.
My worlds collide.
Of course the thing about aprons is that in their role as spill catchers they get kind of messy.
So a person needs a bunch unless you want to walk around your house in the stained version of some flasher's old raincoat. I have been meaning to make a few aprons for a while and for that reason, but since StyleArc doesn't have an apron pattern, and neither does Claire Shaeffer, I haven't got around to it.
But this seems like a current situation relevant project.
So here I am in the first iteration as non apron sewers say. I had a lot of fun making it.
And now I can say I am back on the horse, or in this case the pony.
More of these to come I think.
- I am a mother, a new grandmother, and a teacher. But whatever happens in my life, I keep sewing. I have worked as a political communicator and now as a teacher in my formal life. I have also written extensively on sewing. I have been a frequent contributor and contributing editor of Threads magazine and the Australian magazine Dressmaking with Stitches. My first book Sew.. the garment-making book of knowledge will be published in May 2018 and is available for pre-order from Amazon