Wednesday, June 6, 2012

Shirt apron

Allison recently came out wearing one of her latest creations, from an idea she found on Pinterest.  As soon as I saw it, I knew I wanted to make one for my best friend's birthday.

I, of course, couldn't do it as simply as Allison had.  No, I had the great idea to try making continuous bias tape for the first time from the shirt back, to bind the rough edges.  It wasn't terribly difficult but I consulted written and youtube tutorials many times before I was sure enough that I understood the process to proceed.

It was worth the effort when all was said and done.  I was happy to finally learn how to make the bias tape and it worked beautifully for the apron.  I used the bias tape instead of simply hemming from the collar to the side seams, then continued past the sides, using the bias tape to form the ties for the apron.

Allison was kind enough to model the apron before I wrapped it up.

Last Saturday our family did grilled pizza for some friends' son's graduation open house.  I was visiting with some friends and telling them about the apron and bias tape, talking with my hands the whole time.  As I talked about making the ties from the bias tape, I motioned with my hands around behind my back.  I quickly drew my hands back around front after making contact with the host's backside.  Awkward!

I apologized, explaining I was talking with my hands and didn't mean to goose him.

He replied that he talks with his hands, too, he just keeps them in front of him.  Um, yeah, that's great advice, don't you think?  Just a little too late to help me.
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