Friday, July 10, 2015
I planned on making one for her in the future.
Then the unthinkable happened!
She came over the other day and we were wading around in our pond playing fetch with Oliver. We took our shoes off and sat them on the lawn mower deck to keep them dry. (I had brought the lawn mower out to the pond to mow the paths so it would be easier to walk on.)
We decided that Oliver needed a better fetch toy, so I agreed to go get his ducky up at the house. I hopped on the mower (shoes still on the deck) and took off to get the toy.
"Well, I might as well mow the path going out from the pond while I'm at it"...I thought...stupidly.
Everything was going fine until I hit a big bump at the end of the path. Stacey's shoe bounced off the deck and I ran over it with the mower...blades going strong.
It pulverized her shoe. Cut the rubber, sliced through the fabric upper...it was terrible!
I felt horrible!
Stacey was incredibly gracious and told me not to worry about it. She refused several attempts to let me pay her for her shoe.
But I felt so guilty!
I took the measurements from my old apron and adjusted it a bit. Stacey's thinner and taller than I am, so I made the skirt a bit longer and added one deep pocket instead of two shallow ones.
Here's the measurements for the pattern:
Waist: (2) 19" x 2 1/2"
Side Loops: (2) 3" x 1"
Bib: 8 1/2" x 9 1/2"
Skirt: 23" x 24"
Ties: 3 1/2" x 53"
Pocket: 7 1/2" x 9 1/2"
I started with the bib. I put a 1/4" twice folded hem around all sides. Then I sewed a length of eyelet across the top edge.
Then I hemmed the two waist bands. !/4" twice folded. These bands sandwich everything together in the end.
The loops are done in the same way as the ties. Fold and iron 1/4" on each side, then fold in half. Sew the fold closed.
Now I put it all together.
Center the bib, skirt and fold the loops in half (creating the loop) and place between the waist bands on each side. Pin well, and sew waist bands together 1/8" seam allowance.
Hem the pocket, all sides 1/4" twice folded. Sew eyelet trim on the top. Then I folded the bottom corners of the pocket at a triangle. Sew pocket to skirt with 1/8" seam allowance all sides but top.