Wednesday, March 3, 2010

My FIRST finish for Projects 2010


My FIRST finish in trying to complete all my un-finished and un-started projects. The fabric came from my friend Sheri. {thank you Sheri} it's Vintage Christmas Poinsettia's. The apron is See & Sew B5125.

Can I just say, I really dislike sewing anything with a pattern. Such as, cut out the pattern, mark the fabric, pin the pattern, cut out the fabric pieces, read instructions, over, and over, and over. Sew pieces together using 1/4" = 5/8" seams. Rip seams out because you weren't paying attention to what size of seam that certain piece required. Get my drift? Geesh. Now I know why my old sewing machine was packed away for soooo long. And why I LOVE quilting so much. The amount of time it took me to make this dang thing. I could'a had a whole quilt done! Seriously.

In the end I ended up making some modifications to the apron. The pattern was... um.... weird. Wouldn't recommend buying it.

But I am thrilled to have actually accomplished some sewing this past week and have a Before and After! Yeah me. ;o)

15 comments:

Karen said...

Way to go Jodi!

Julie Harward said...

Well, you made it cute..love it! :D

Goings on at the Glenn's said...

I admire you for loving quilting. To me it takes waaaay longer than working on a pattern piece. And for some reason I can't stand leaving a project part way done. Quilts seem to take more than a few days so that doesn't float my boat very well. Your apron turned out very cute! Way to get some of your projects done. Now if only I could finish all my projects that I've started and haven't finished! I guess I do have a ton of projects half way done. Hmmm maybe quilting would work for me :)

Andrea said...

Yea you is right! Under your circumstances I hope you're really patting yourself on the back :).

I'm with you on patterns. I'm pretty happy if it's all based on straight cuts that I can do with my rotary cutter :D. I am pretty addicted to the quilting though. I'm buying up fabric and picking out patterns quicker than I can possibly sew.

Thanks for sharing ... wishing you a good sun shiney day!

Melanie said...

I've actually made TWO aprons from this crazy pattern. I still can't figure out how to get the neck to lay flat... the straps make it pucker when I tie them. But, They end up looking pretty cute when I finish, though I may have to do some apologizing to my seam ripper for abusing it so much during the sewing process.

Regena@QuiltnQuiltthings said...

Looks like you did good.
Hope you have a great day. :O]
Regena

Allie said...

Looks great! I feel the same way about patterns, they just aren't for me. Your Apron looks fun.

Thimbleanna said...

WooHoo! Congrats on a fine finish! That fabric is super cute!

Brenda said...

Your apron is great!
I echo your same thoughts on patterns! I never follow a pattern anymore. It drives me crazy. I would much rather make my own and learn as I go. Through trial and error it seems to work!
I love quilting also!

Rae Ann said...

I love aprons and I think your's turned out so pretty even if the pattern wasn't up to par. Adorable!

Becky said...

You are funny! I love following a pattern but have been known to take poetic license as I go.

And Yay! You are up sewing again! Complete recovery is on the horizon.

Natalia said...

I'm happy that you were able to finish it but I'm totally with you! I hate cutting out and pinning patterns. I'll stick with quilts for now. :)

I Love Pretty Little Things said...

Hello, I came over to visit you from Renee's Sewn With Grace. Your blog is so cute! The apron was worth the work- Darling!!!
I'll be back. :)

Des said...

funny.....i adore sitting down and reading every single word in a pattern. Then I envision myself cutting and marking and snipping. I just love that part of the process.

And I love well written patterns. I could read them for fun. Just like recipes.

cooky.

Patty said...

Really cute fabric for your apron. I know what you mean about using patterns. My granddaughters wanted dresses for their dolls. I would almost rather buy them than make them, except they are terribly over priced.

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