Often, in this blog, I talk about how I’m very new to sewing. I appologise, but that’s not strictly accurate. While it is true that I’ve only really taken sewing seriously for about a year I had actually been sewing for a long time before that. I sewed badges on my Girl Guide and Brownie sashes, did small cross-stitches and learned to knit very badly too. And before you think I’ve been leading you horribly astray I’d like to mention that before January 2012 I hadn’t used a sewing machine in at least 6-ish years.
So, with that in mind, I’d like to share with you one of the first things I ever sewed:
This blue plaid apron was probably made circa January 2004, when I was about 14 or 15. I’m guessing that it was made in January, because this is when we have the long school holidays in New Zealand.
I used newpaper to trace around an apron that we had in the cupboard at home and added an abritrary amount on the edges for a seam allowance. Unbeknowest to me, I made a pattern!
It looks to be made out of plain old quilting cotton. Check out that topstitching! There was definately something wrong with the tension here…
I even included a facing! Go 14 year old me!
I clearly wasn’t too hung up on things like accuracy and neatness…
In case you’re wondering why this looks so worn out, it’s because it is. To this day my dad still proudly wears this apron when cooking.
What was the first thing you ever sewed? How did it turn out?