The girls and I got some sewing done this past Labor Day weekend. We are huge fans of Laura Ingalls Willder and the girls have been wanting “Mary and Laura” pinafore aprons. I decided to be brave and get out the pattern my friend Revee loaned me. I have to admit to not being able to follow the directions at all. I saw words like bias, interfacing and buttoned yoke and I started feeling a little dizzy!! I will learn what those words mean someday, but in the meantime, my girls just wanted some simple aprons. Grace chose a pretty blue calico print.
Emily liked the pink gingham fabric. Those “puckers” you see around the armholes and neckline are actually
“mini ruffles.” ;0) Grace and Emily are very happy with them and that’s all that matters!
Benjamin isn’t interested in any sewing business but he did want to share what he made at Home Depot this past Saturday. He loves going to his woodworking class. He recieves a new badge on his apron everytime he makes something new. The birds will have a nice home to build a nest in next spring!
I also made myself a fall apron. It is lined in red fabric which makes it feel more sturdy. I had a little fabric leftover. I could either make 4 large napkins or 8 small ones. 4 napkins don’t do me any good around here so I went for the smaller size! I am happy to report that almost all of them ended up the same size. That is a good thing. :0)
I’m going to make some new pillow covers for the furniture on my back porch. I couldn’t resist this fabric on the $2.00 table. The beige and burgundy will be for the large cushions and I will be able to use them all the way through Christmas and the winter months. The only thing I will change out are the throw pillows. I got the leaf print for those. Oh, and for those of you who are keeping track, I ripped out 1, 858 stitches this weekend. ;0)
Next up: A fall wreath and flower arrangment for my entry table.