Tuesday, December 18, 2007

Sewing on a Winter's Night

Well Nick arrives TOMORROW and that's when all the fun begins! Tonight I'm enjoying staying in and putting all the finishing touches on gifts, which is fun too. I am getting all my recent projects wrapped up (literally) for family members. It's a nice chilly night to enjoy a glass of wine and warm up to my sewing machine, though I wish I were curled up in the pillows like little Zoe here.

I'm working on an apron for my Grandmother. She wanted one just like her aunt had when she was growing up, so we found an old apron similar which I traced to make a pattern. It's only 5 simple pieces and a cinch to sew together. The trim is done with bias tape. I just read a great tutorial on how to make your own bias tape, which I will be doing. I have never even sewn with bias tape let alone made my own, so you can kind of see why putting this off to the last minute may not have been the best idea. I'll update in the morning to see how the finished piece came out. Here's what I'm expecting it to look somewhat like....

4 comments:

Bec said...

oooh, I can't wait to see how this turns out. How are you making your bias tape? With one of those little gadgets? I haven't got one, but I've seen them and they sound like a great idea - I wussed it with the apron I made, and used bought stuff for my first try, but I love the idea of making my own. Just have to find one of those gadgets first....

....and a chilly night, sewing, and glass of wine - sounds lovely! At the moment we are having steamy humid evenings, (still sewing though), and chilled crisp beer!!

Merry Christmas!

Bec said...

Oh der....sorry about the dumb question - I totally missed the bit where you even 'linked' to how you are going to make your tape. So no nifty gadget eh? You're a braver girl than me - I'm holding out for the bias tape maker....

rts said...

I'm the person who keeps bugging you on etsy about making one of your beautiful handbags so I can buy it.. but now I feel very guilty and hope that you use all your time to make beautiful things for people you actually know!!!

I like your blog!

vanessa.e. said...

oh you're not bugging me! I am glad that you want a bag. I should have some new ones done soon!