Wednesday, February 27, 2008

A Young Keeper-At-Home

Today I am going to finally show one of my sewing projects. This is an apron that I made my younger sister for Christmas. I couldn't find any pattern that I liked (beside, I'm so stingy that I hate to buy patterns when I don't need to), so I created my own. Sadly, I didn't use paper or make notes - just cut a little here and there and measured and cut some more - so if I ever want to make this again I'll have to start from scratch.

Anyway, you can see that I incorporated Bible verses from Proverbs 31 into the apron, which is my favorite part. My sister and I had a great talk while I was taking these pictures, about women being keepers at home, and what that means.

Here is detail of the right pocket. This embroidery took me much longer than I thought it would. I had to rush to finish it in time for Christmas! Sis and I had a good discussion on what "bread of idleness" is.

I've included this picture #1 because I like the way the straps crisscross in the back (I took this concept from an apron I've made for myself - I even shrank the adult pattern to get some help in drafting this part of the apron.), and #2 because I love my sister's smile here!

A close-up of the front.

The left pocket.

Well, there you go. This project was a lot of fun, and I was pleased with the way it turned out. If I had to do it again, I would use wider bias tape, and more of it around the edges, to save on the hemming....and I would actually put the pattern on paper!


Anonymous said...

great work!

Clare said...

That's just lovely! I really like all the embroidery you did. Your sister look so sweet in her new apron!

Sarah Jane Meister said...

How lovely and beautiful and so kind of you to make for your sister! I wish all little girls had big sisters like you. . .they all need to know what God's plan for women is, unfortunately that training is often left undone! A very charming apron!

Amy said...

What a creative idea for trimming your sister's apron!! I love the Bible verses on the pockets. . .
Cherry_Ames from Sensibility

Persuaded said...

you did such a beautiful job on this apron sweetie!

btw, i am persuaded from the sensibility boards in case you're wondering "where i came from":-)