Rounding out the last of the holiday sewing is another apron – this one for my (other) sister-in-law. While I simply adore the final outcome, this particular project was ‘doomed’ from the start. Let me share all the fiasco’s that happened with this apron:
- While I had enough material for stripe pleats at the bottom of the apron, I didn’t realize that I wouldn’t have enough for the tie at the waist – both length and width. Consequently, the tie isn’t as long as what I wanted and wound up having to use the dot fabric for the reverse side of the tie.
- My serger blade is in desperate need of changing (I’ve never done it with this machine and I’m thinking it may have to go in for ‘service’) and couldn’t cut through the material – especially at the bottom of the apron where the pleat is attached to the apron. Consequently, this area looks like it was chewed up by a beaver (or other small animal with sharp teeth).
- I broke out in a spontaneous nose bleed while making this apron and dripped blood all over it – talk about putting your blood, sweat, and tears into a project! Thank goodness for diaper wipes, they seem to remove almost everything!
Considering everything that went wrong, I still LOVE this apron – it may be one of my favorites. Ever have a project like that?