I have been sewing a LOT lately!
I decided it was time to replace my purse. The one I had been using was one I have had since probably when I was in high school. And unfortunately it was leather. Which had really started to bug me.
So rather than going and buying a new one, my creative side took over and I designed my own. Of course, this all happened over the course of one night in which I couldn’t sleep and I was up until 4:30am with my brain just going and going and figuring out how EXACTLY to piece it all together. I actually got up and out of bed at 3:30am and went into the other room to draw it out. No joke.
But hey! It turned out great!
I love the charm for the zipper pull. It makes me smile.
You can’t see the inside. It’s already a mess.
So I had a bunch of fabric leftover from the purse (as in, another yard and a half or so – whoops), and I decided with all this cooking, I needed an apron. I don’t have enough shirts to continue to let them get splattered with sauce and oil.
So again, I planned and I planned. And tonight after dinner, I started sewing…
AND… it’s reversible!
I like the black and white side the best. But the green is cute too. I think that’s the side I’ll let get messy.
I’m so glad I learned how to sew. And I have my mom to thank for that. She taught Home Ec (which is now called Family and Consumer Science) for 20-something years. So I learned how to sew when I was fairly young. I never made anything super amazing, but it’s always a skill that I was glad to have.
And how can you go wrong when you have such a talented teacher??? She made my wedding dress!
See, I had to show you mine first because they look pretty pitiful next to my wedding dress.
Thanks mom! You rock!
I’m not sure if I would ever have the confidence in my skills to make something that important. I was completely ridiculously anal when I was making the apron! I can’t even imagine with a wedding dress. Yikes.