|Front view, rooster print side|
|Back view, rooster print side|
It really is an unusual event to have that span of time devoted to a start-to-finish project.
This was seriously a luxury and I was in sewing heaven.
I did tweak the pattern for the pocket though. I like the shape but instead of putting seam binding around the edges I added another 1 1/8" to the top edge and a 5/8" seam allowance. I also adjusted the placement slightly from the pattern markings.
The apron has four pockets altogether, two on each side.
|Back button closure|
Same with the buttons, there is a two sets of buttons sewn on reverse sides.
|Reverse side button closure|
Did you catch that there was some quality seam ripping time devoted to this project?
Yes, I was not paying attention when I was attaching the rooster print to the polka dot print apron pieces together.
First, the apron front and backs were attached by sewing the neckline, back curved edges, armhole curves, and bottom front. Everything looked great so I clipped the edges and pressed the apron.
Just need to sew the side seams together. Simple, right?
So I thought, and quickly went to work not noticing that while I transported it from the ironing board to my sewing table to pin it I managed to twist the the pieces. I was finished sewing the side seam when I realized that it was twisted. Oops, my bad.
Luckily, I keep the seam ripper close by and it all worked out.
On today's menu: more sewing, Butterick 5561, and the pattern give-away!.