Tuesday, May 14, 2013

Another Apron

For mother-in-law this time. Now she and my father-in-law have matchy aprons.

Funny account: I had to measure my MIL for her apron. This is one of the disadvantages of not sewing with commercial patterns - you actually have to measure a person to make even the simplest things, like an apron, just as if you were tailoring a jacket or some fancy garment. Along the same vein, I've actually had to measure my children's heads for wigs and their hands for mittens.

Anyway, check out the fabric - it has snowflakes on it and "Merry Christmas" somewhere. In my defence, I bought this fabric during the deepest part of midwinter 2012, because it looked Scandinavian and I like Scandinavian type fabrics (but not as much as ikat). 

Aprons are so much fun to sew! Now I know why everyone in crafty blogland has made one (or fifty).

And here are the matching potholders. Or, at least, here's one of them. I don't know what happened to the other one. 

Forgot to mention earlier that this was a Mother's Day gift for my mother-in-law. My own mother got store-bought Levis shorts with an awesome fit (on me, anyway - Mum and I are the same size). I decided I couldn't do better than that if I'd sewed them myself. 


  1. It's very cute... despite the snowflakes. ;)

  2. Is it STILL snowing in MN? lol

    1. Hee! Ironically, when I wrote that post last week (it sat on my dashboard since then), it was still snowing. And today it's supposed to be 93 degrees. The fun never stops in MN.

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