Apron a piece of clothing that you wear over the front of other clothes to keep them clean while you are doing something dirty, such as cooking or cleaning in the house
Yay, let’s do this! I’m so excited that people want to take part. So, what are the rules? They’re basic.
As I promised, the Apronalong will follow a similairly relaxed schedule to the Pyjama Party. Slow and steady is the name of the game. Even if we creep along, we’ll still have more than enough time to complete aprons in time for Christmas – possibly multiple versions!
My aim is to write regular blog posts following the construction process of View C of B4087. For someone relatively new to sewing, you’ll learn:
- Why and how to use tailor’s tacks.
- How to make and attach your own bias binding.
- Sewing with scalloped edges.
- The secrets of finishing seam edges neatly.
- And much more!
Of course, you aren’t obliged to use this pattern – I’ll blog separately about the myriad other options.
I’ll also feature guest posts from Sewists who specialise in adornment. Aprons are the perfect blank canvas for embellishment fun. If you want to indulge your eccentric side, the good news is that on an apron – anything goes! What happens in the kitchen, stays in the kitchen.
As we near the end of our sewalong, I’ll announce a date for celebrating our finished aprons – an Apronation, if you like.
If any of you are making aprons as Christmas gifts, and don’t want to spoil the surprise, I’m going to set up an online space where you can share your work without family or friends spotting creations. A secret space for aprons. (If you have any suggestions about how I might do this, let me know!)
Some of you suggested combining the Apronation with a baking fest! Fairy cakes, cookies, jelly and oranges, trifle – whatever you want to bake whilst wearing your new apron, you go for it! Just make sure you get a photograph! I, for one, look forward to discovering some new-to-me yummy recipes. (If you don’t want to bake, don’t you dare force yourself to. Nothing more horrid than enforced time in the kitchen.)
I have set up a Pinterest board for inspiration here, and I’ll be adding to it. And, of course, there’s your blog button, code below:
<div align=”center”><a href=”//didyoumakethat.files.wordpress.com/2012/09/apron-blog-button.jpg”” target=”_blank”><img src=”http://didyoumakethat.files.wordpress.com/2012/09/apron-blog-button.jpg” alt=”Didyoumakethat” /></a></div>
You can copy and paste this code into your blog sidebar and the button should appear.
Phew! So I think that’s everything for now. Let me know if I’ve missed anything. Otherwise, let’s get going! Just add a comment to let me know you’re joining in. I am very, very excited. Can you tell?