I’ve been getting back into sewing recently. I’ve sewn a kit apron that was almost entirely hemming, and am most of the way through a second one that was a little more involved. The second one has a ruffle at the bottom which was a fun technique to practice, and has a faced neckline. I finished edging it yesterday, and still need to turn down a 1/4 inch hem all around the apron and top stitch it. Then I’ll put on the neck and waist ties, and it’s done.
I got the apron kits at Jo-Ann’s, along with fabric and notions to make two more aprons – I have a nice pattern from Burda that I want to use, and it also has patterns for some other kitchen accessories to make if the scraps from the aprons are large enough. I also have a fabric stash, mostly intended for skirts, and a quilt in progress.
I like aprons, have always worn them, and think they are a good learning sewing projects for me. I learned to sew when I was young, and have sewn off and on for ever, but am not really skilled. This has never stopped me from sewing what ever I wanted (including my wedding dress) but it would be nice to feel skilful and competent at my sewing machine. There’s a different between a handsewn garment that is complete (I’ve always completed my sewing projects) and one that is good and that fits.