Another skill I want to improve is my ability to follow a sewing pattern. When I make quilts, I don't use patterns. (Truly, I don't see the point. Half the fun is designing your own quilt, right? )
So I've been having a lot of fun looking through sewing books and my ever-growing collection of vintage patterns. One of my favorite sewing books is this one:
(Disclaimer: I'm not being paid to promote this book; I just really like it.) This book is a rather unique sewing book in that it contains lots of interesting historical info plus patterns. Good stuff. I chose the Flapper Apron and the end result looks like this:
After the flapper apron, I went back to my old habit of making it up as I go along, and sewed some half-aprons using some fun fabrics:
Last week, I decided to challenge myself with a vintage pattern:
|Butterick pattern #4166, 1966|
Eventually, I'll be listing some aprons on my etsy shop as part of a new product collection. They are so much fun to make and personally, I think putting on a pretty apron does make housework a bit more fun. As someone who definitely does not enjoy housework, I need all the motivation I can get. Buying fabric and thinking about my next sewing project is good motivation.