from my deck
from my deck
Aprons are Big Deals these days, it seems. Look at the number of sewists who've signed on for the next Apron Swap - signups ended yesterday...so this is just an item of interest. Who Knew aprons - APRONS - would be such a hot thing?
I wear an apron when I cook, unless I'm wearing an old T-shirt - I splatter.
This is one I've had since the 70's. Peace/love/and rock 'n roll
And this is one that a friend gave me for my Birthday last year (or was it the year before?)
The basic apron is one of those twill chefs aprons that they sold to all who were getting into Machine Embroidery in a big way.
Sharron did all vegetable embroidery on this one.
I love it.
Do you wear an apron? If so, what does it look like? Full or half? Functional or fashionable?
Wednesday Sewing Tip for the Day:
When you're handsewing, does your thread sometimes knot up constantly, and other times it's fine?
Start threading your needle with the thread before you clip the thread from the spool. Then, when you clip the thread off the spool, knot that end right away.
Thread, like yarn, is s-twist or z-twist. Actually, unless it's some super weird specialty thread - if it's sewing thread it's likely Z-twist. It has a direction, and is meant to be stitched and pulled through fabric in the direction it comes off the spool. If you pull it 'backwards' through your fabric the thread will untwist as its being sewn with, and it'll cause all sorts of havoc.
Cidell just left a comment about hostess aprons. I'm an apron neophyte, I admit it. But Cidell has just posted about making pretty aprons this past week, and I just went looking to see what a "hostess apron" is. And I came across Jessie Steele
I Love those feminine little hostess aprons. I want one like the Josephine Cafe Toile apron. OMG, my grandmother is sitting up in her grave laughing out loud. This kid from the sixties who would have nothing to do with aprons is wanting something like That!