Today I finished this cute apron, a commission for a lady that loves gardening. I was given a couple of pairs of jeans to use and I decided to combine it with some gorgeous Pam Kitty Garden fabric.
I appliquéd her name to the front of the pocket using a simple zig zag stitch. Since the apron is going to be used in the garden it seemed a good idea to line the pocket with the same waterproof canvas I used for my Geeky Flying Geese Bag. To line both sides, I constructed the main panel of the apron like patchwork, I put the canvas in the centre and surrounded it with denim.
The apron is backed in the same fabric as the appliqué letters. I sewed the right sides together leaving a gap, turned it through and stitched around the outside, as well as stitching around the pocket so the lining wouldn't be baggy!
Originally I was going to use denim for the straps but it would have been a little too 'utility' and decided instead to use the same as the binding fabric.
It's nice to have that seam showing from the original jeans and I stitched vertical lines on the pocket to create three separate sections in the pocket (before sewing the lining on!).
I hope the recipient likes it! I certainly enjoyed making it.
This is a check off my FAL list ✔
Now I've got a zillion things to sew before Christmas and very little time to do it so I better get back to sewing!
I hope everyone's week is off to a good start. Anyone else panic sewing?!