Hooray! I feel like I'm back in the saddle with my sewing!
As you know, I've been sort-of keeping up with the Zakka Along 2.0 hosted by Debbie and Lindsey. I made some coasters, some tea towels and a tea cozy. I fumbled my way through a fabric box. Now, I've made a café apron!
Ever since seeing Sandi with a similar one at last year's Loon Lake retreat (just over one month until 2013's!!), I've been wanting one of my own.
I didn't get around to making this in time to link up for that week's prizes, but I'll link this one up anyway. I did my own thing with the blocks-turned-pockets because I had these lovely churn dashes. The pinky red background fabric is more of the upcycled curtain panels that I used in the fabric box and for the accents on my VMQG swap tote.
I really love it - it holds my iPod so I can listen to audio books while I sew (I'm currently revisiting Catching Fire - the second of The Hunger Games trilogy - in anticipation of its imminent theatrical release), plus any tools I might need.
The curtain panel I used was exactly the right width, so I didn't need to hem the sides and some forward thinking meant I didn't need to hem the bottom either! I just tucked the straps into the side seams and stitched it up.
My husband haaaates it. In fact, he proclaimed that it came dangerously close to quilted vest status (not a good thing in his book). Oh well. It's useful and cute and I'll be wearing it anyway.