The Apron

Originally, I had the wild idea that my first “real” project would be a tailored suit jacket. How hard can it be right…? Let’s just say that after taking one look at the pattern pieces for the jacket, I decided that I would need to attempt something much simpler for my first project. Basically I needed a pattern with mostly straight lines and a relatively small number of pieces.

Luckily my wife had a pattern for an apron that she made a while back. A muslin apron is definitely a long way from a jacket, but you got to start somewhere.

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I was getting ready to cut my very first pattern in this picture. Could they make pattern paper any thinner? I thought it would disintegrate in my hands.

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This is Kalypso, otherwise known as “The Kittaih!,” and she wants to learn how to make an apron too.

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Pinning my first pocket.

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The finished pocket and neck strap.

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Tada! Finished apron. I couldn’t be happier with the way this turned out. Granted, it was a pretty easy project, but I literally went straight from the practice stitching here: Day One to the apron.

I’m still not ready to attempt anything close to a jacket yet, but look forward to whatever is next.

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