sometimes done is better than good


I'm not angry, really.  I know it looks like I'm hollering something like, "And mister you better come when I call you.  I have been on this porch calling your name for the last ten minutes.  Now get in the house and wash your hands for dinner."  But I'm not.  I'm actually very happy to have finished this apron that I started, oh, four months ago.  I wanted to make it for when my mom came to visit at Easter, and here she is during summer vacation and I'm finally done.


It's the Emmeline apron from sewliberated and I knew I wanted to make it as soon as I saw it.  Oh my gosh, I love this apron.  There were some parts that tripped me up for a bit, like the first time I cut strips on the bias.  I know, I know, how easy?  But when faced with something new, I tend to avoid until I'm feeling really brave.  The neck ties sat for weeks and weeks.  When I finally got up the gumption to sew them on, the universe was against me:  snapped my needle, bobbin ran out, stitching all wonky and needing ripped out.  So she sat again.  Until this weekend and the impending visit from Ama.  I just had to have her finished this time.  In the end I didn't follow the directions completely, opting to machine instead of hand sew some parts, and the sticking is still wonky in some places.  But she's done!

Best part?


She's reversible!