I haven’t had much time for sewing this week as I have been really busy at work but I got a couple of hours to myself yesterday (thanks to an internet fault which meant I couldn’t log on to my work network!!).
A couple of weeks ago I made an apron for Cupcake princess as she wanted a proper full body apron as her one is getting a bit small. I didn’t have a pattern but I figured I could wing it. I found some leftover cupcake fabric from one of last years projects, some pink ric rac and a big piece of pink fabric that I bought months ago but hadn’t used yet. I thought it looked really good when I finished it and I was really pleased to show it to Cupcake Princess when she got home from school….unfortunately when she tried it on a there were a couple of design flaws revealed – flappy underarms and a rather large head hole!!
I tried seeing if some clever tying up would make the problems go away……
Drastic actions were called for – I kept getting the apron out of my bag and studying it to see whether I could do a salvage job but in the end there was only one real option….cut it in half and turn the bottom half into a half apron.
Yesterday afternoon after a few minutes the work was done…..
I chopped the apron and hemmed the top of the half apron – nothing fancy, just a practical ‘helping with the cleaning’ apron – embellished with the obligatory cupcakes! Cupcake princess seems happy with it anyway…..
Tomorrow I’ll show you the new tabbard apron that I made afterwards….this time I used a pattern so that a quality product could be guaranteed!!
I’m sure I’m not the only one that has disasters….i fact I have quite a few. What’s your worst sewing disaster? Did you manage to save anything from the disaster?