This Emmeline apron by Sew Liberated is my very first pattern project! I made it a few months ago and it wasn’t nearly as bad as I thought it would be. I love the pattern, love that it’s reversible and think I’ll probably make more. It also prompted me to try a few other patterns as well.
Because I thought I did so well with the Emmeline pattern (and I loved all of the examples of this on flickr) I made a SchoolHouse Tunic. Will DEFINITELY be making many more of these. I opted for the short version but will be willing to try the longer one. The fabric is a light weight, textured pattern from my local fabric store. Super comfy too.
These two were made using Butterick pattern 5217 . I still haven’t hemmed the black shirt, and to be honest – the whole thing was kind of a nightmare. It was so slippery and impossible to pin. Plus, I couldn’t iron it or it would burn! I’m going to stick to cottons. The linen example wasn’t as bad, but again, I think I’ll stick to cottons. Linen = too much serging of cut lines. I’d also like to make the sleeveless version of these in a knit. Just the bottom part in a knit.. the top in a fun printed cotton. Hmm…
And finally…. the kitchen towel. This is actually my favorite of everything in this post. Kinda wonky and scrappy. I was trying to figure out how to use up some of my scraps and decided on this. I’m also a complete textile addict and kitchen towels are one of my big weaknesses. So I just took a Martha’s flour sack (leftover from my embroidery phase) and some scraps and voila! I forgot how HUGE these are and I think I’ll probably cut the next one in half. Because there will be a next one. Quick, instantly gratifying projects are the best.