Friday, 10 April 2009

Sewing, sewing, sewing...

I have had the decadent luxury of 24 hours of kiddie-free sewing time. My wonderful MIL has had my daughter for that time and I have managed to get so much done! Who would have thought!!??

I tried my hand at sewing oil cloth and made an apron. Here is the prototype and I'm okay with this one but I have some great ideas for the next version. Oilcloth is a great fabric for aprons as it's a laminated fabric which easily wipes clean.

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I am really liking the pinked edge of the pocket but next time will fold over the top edge of the pocket so that little hands don't get poked when they are looking for their spoon!

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I've also whipped up a few library bags and will put them in the Silly Gilly shop this evening.

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8 comments:

Linda said...

love the bags Gillian and the apron is so very gorgeous! I do love oilcloth!!

Jessi said...

Not a silly Gilly here at all!! A very clever Gilly!! Gorgeous bits and pieces!! I love that owl bag and the oil material sounds like something I would like to try to play with (once I learn to sew PROPERLY)

running thread said...

I love the apron ... great material and beautifully put together. Well done Silly Gilly and great use of your child free time!

Jan said...

What fabulous fabrics, Gillian; everything looks great. What a clever possum you are. Happy Easter

MissyMack said...

Hi! I just stumbled upon your blog and thought I would say hello. Your apron and library bags look fantastic!! I love the cupcake fabric especially.... dash... now I feel like cupcakes.

tea and cake said...

I love your apron! It is a great idea to leave the edges 'pinked' but, as you say the little hands are likely to get poked - maybe an adults version?

Beth said...

Oh i love the apron! I have some sock monkey oil cloth I need to make soem bibs out of...

katiecrackernuts said...

The bags look great. Thanks for the comment on my blog and for introducing yourself. Adelaide, I see. Man, do I miss the markets and crazy festivals you people do so well.