Category Archives: Emmeline Apron

Emmeline Complete

Between having a newborn, going to Taylor’s end of the year school functions (her last day is tomorrow), and the daily housechore activities, I can’t believe that I’ve managed to find the time to sew over the last few weeks! But somehow, I’ve been able to squeeze in enough time to finish my Emmeline Apron.

Since this apron is fully reversible, I made two contrasting sides – the one on the left is my ‘naughty’ side (I used Alexander Henry’s Tattoo fabric in black) and the reverse is ‘nice’ (I used Alexander Henry’s Madison). I am throughly thrilled with the way the whole project turned out. It looks fantastic on and was easy to sew – I didn’t even mind doing the hand sewing on the bias strap edges! So what are you waiting for, grab yourself this pattern and join our Emmeline Sew Along (by the way, the deadline to upload your photos has been extended to June 15)!

The Bodice

Now that my fabric has been cut, I started sewing on the Emmeline apron. Only the bodice pieces have been sewn, but I’m considering this a good start since Easton decided that his nap was only going to last a few minutes!

I’m starting to see the apron take shape and I can’t wait for the chance to work on it some more (I’m crossing my fingers for a longer nap today)!

New Jalies

Even though my sewing hasn’t been as productive as what it was about a month ago (newborns will do that to you), I’m still doing lots of ‘planning’ (which is one of my favorite parts anyway). So, imagine my excitement when I got an email from Jalie the other day saying they have 3 new top patterns coming out this month (and 4 skating patterns for those who are interested)! After looking them over, I’ve decided I’m buying three – I’m even making a trip to Needle Nook this week to check out the fabrics she just got in just to use in these tops (I’m interested in some solid cotton fabrics and a few stripes). By the time my patterns arrive, I’m hoping to have my Emmeline apron completed and will be ready to trace off some tops for Taylor and I!
Speaking of the Emmeline sew along…. I’ve managed to cut everything but the bias strips out. How’s your apron coming along? Don’t forget you have until May 31 to upload you creations to the Flickr pool for your chance to win this month’s prize!

Sew Along Updates

If you haven’t checked out the flickr pool for the Amy Butler Sophia Carry-All Sew Along, then you haven’t seen all the fantastic bags that are were created for this contest. Consequently, Kris and I had the hardest time deciding who should be the winner – instead of selecting ‘the best’ bag, we opted to put all the (completed bag) entry names together and do a random draw. And the winner is…… mschviuz2 (you can check out the lining of her bag here as well as the matching coin purse she made). Congratulations! And thanks to everyone for participating in our very first sew along – I hope everyone enjoyed it as much as Kris and I did and are having a good time using their new bags!
Don’t forget this month we’ll be making the Emmeline Apron. Since this project is reversible, I’ve decided to make it a ‘theme’ apron – one side “naughty” and the other side “nice”. I’ve decided to use two Alexander Henry prints for mine: tattoo fabric (‘naughty’) in black and the reverse side (‘nice’), Madison in plum. I’m tying it all together with red material for the straps and bow (now to purchase that red fabric). All the ‘details’ for this project are now up on the sidebar.

What are your plans for this apron project?