There is no doubt that it is November in Seattle. The rain is here. Roan continually asks me if the sun is going down, and it’s only noon. I was telling Jeffrey yesterday that I finally have November in Seattle figured out. I sew and sew and sew… Oh, and I also drink a lot of tea. Those that know me might think I always do these things. The month of November brings new meaning to sewing…Christmas presents.
So this year it’s reversible aprons for the womenfolk. Hope no family is reading this. Here’s a pick of some of the fabrics. I think the linen will give a nice drape to the lightness of the Alexander Henry fabrics. The Amy Butler’s truthfully aren’t some of my favorites, but I think they will be super cute for aprons. Think the pink will be for myself.
I choose two patterns. Mary Mulari’s Church Ladies’ Apron Pattern for a retro look and a sleeker apron from Lotta Jansdotter’s Simple Sewing Book. I would recommend buying a quarter yard above the yard they suggest per side for the church lady. The second pocket doesn’t fit on her layout. I pillow cased the single pocket rather than spending the time turning under the hem of the curved pockets. Who uses the pockets on aprons anyway? On Lotta’s apron I made the waist straps a bit longer so one could wrap around to tie in front if they wished (the picture in the book shows it this way).
Pictures to come and kids’ aprons.