I have a box in my sewing room of 'works in progress'... WIP for short. Kind of a nicer way of saying 'UFO'... or unfinished objects.
Every once in a while I drag something out of there and try to get it done, so I can make room for more WIPs. Occasionally this even works!
So last Sunday afternoon, I decided to 'git 'er done', to quote Larry the Cable Guy.
The other one is a piece with ducks. I got it off the free table at one of those ugly fabric exchanges. I don't know what I thought I would do with it, but I have outdoorsmen in my life so I heard it calling me. Duck call. OK, never mind.
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I didn't have a pattern, but I had worn enough aprons in my time to know what they should cover up, and I just took scissors to fabric and cut out appropriate shapes. I later found this lovely pattern from Mary Mulari for a reversible apron that would have been neater and made a heavier apron, but looks very similar to my end product.
I made several aprons, but two got as far as having the seams on the strap pieces sewn, then I put the project aside. I didn't even turn the straps right side out at the time. When I moved (was it into or out of the condo??) the pieces went into a zipper seal plastic bag. This became part of my WIP box.
It's so far down you can't even see it!
Sunday was THE day. I pulled out the bag, turned on the machine, and went to work. In under an hour I had two aprons done. I sewed the pocket on straight on one, then after looking at Mary's pattern I slanted the other, so you can slip your hand in to grab a key or a napkin or any other small thing easily.