Tuesday, 19 January 2010


Every since I went back to work I never seem to have enough time. Balancing my free time for sewing with spending time with my family (and doing all the other things I need to do!) means my sewing time has been cut drastically and my blogging time even more!

I only have time today because my youngest son was sick last night so hasn't been to school which has meant I had to have some time off work so I have been able to grab a bit of PC time.

I finished this apron on Sunday, Sam is starting a cookery course at school on Thursday and needs to take an apron with him. I used the Sew Liberated apron pattern with a few adjustments, the pattern is for a 3-6 year old and as he is nearly 7 (gosh where did the time go!) I enlarged the pattern by an inch all around. I also swapped the velcro fastening for buttons so I could make the apron reversible and so I could use the one step buttonhole on my sewing machine for the first time!

The Darth Vader side is just a panel cut out of the fabric appliqued onto plain black. I was running short of this Star Wars fabric and only just had enough to make it.

I also made a couple more of the car caddies but I am not happy with them, the denim I used this time is really stiff and I don't like the way they turned out. Hopefully I can get them remade tonight if I have enough time!

1 comment:

A Time for Stitching said...

The apron is great and he looks very pleased with it too!

I know what you mean about finding the time to sew when you're working. I find it ususally comes last on the list but try to do a little every day, even if it's only half an hour.