Sunday, June 15, 2008

Introducing... Emmeline!

Such the procrastinator yet again, but Emmeline is finished and is DIVINE! Such a cute and fun pattern! I decided to set aside Friday night to complete most of it and the plan worked. Finished up the strap/binding on Sat. night and was able to sneak some pictures today in between rain-drops.

Here's one side....

And here's the other:


A closer look at the first side - I added a pocket to the front of this side, using some of the left-over binding and a scrap of the flowers.
The pattern was pretty easy to make - it has several skills that I think are great for beginner sewers to try their hand at (gathering, working with the bias, hand-sewing). The only changes that I made were to add the front pocket (I like to have my cell-phone near-by) and to add D-rings to the strap (I don't like having things tied around my neck). I'm not sure the D-rings are the best solution, but I like them overall... any other ideas?

Stop by the sew-along to see everyone's Emmeline's - there's so many cute ones! Don't forget that the skirt sew-along starts tomorrow! The prize will be one copy of the fabulous book - Sew U Home Stretch: The Built by Wendy Guide to Sewing Knit Fabrics. This one has been on my Amazon wish-list since it came out - looks great!

I hope everyone had a fun Father's Day!

Here's another iris pic for you, and a new one of my little spider friend.
He's starting to grow on me...

7 comments:

Adrienne said...

I love that arpon! Hmm...that fabric looks familiar...maybe a wet bag? ;-)I've been lusting after Wendy's books ... count me in this sew along too!

Autum said...

The apron and model are both lovely! I love your fabric choices.

Miss Sassy said...

You are too adorable!! The apron is cute to boot, too. Great job in fabric choices and how things ended up.S

stacysews said...

Absolutely adorable! I love the border print with this one, I'm going to have to remember that!

Em said...

I like that fabric too! Is it a waffle weave? I love the flowers, and good idea with the D-ring... maybe a shorter strap with a swatch on the other side with several snap settings for adjustability?

Lynn said...

CUTE! I love the apron. I'm excited for the skirt sew along, even though I already own the book. It's fantastic. Now if I could just get the courage to unpack my serger...

Jes said...

I like your blog I´ll come back :)

The apron´s are just lovley!!! Ihave just order that pattern :)