I’ve been busy, hence the reason it’s been a bit quiet at this end. BUT, I’ve been busy creating, planning and sewing – and – finishing up. Tomorrow is my last day at my day job before 12 months leave of absence. I like my job, I love the people I work with but this is absolutely the right decision for me so I am super excited!
Now, planning ahead to all the things I’ll be freed up to do without work, I’m starting to worry that I may have bitten off a bit more than I can chew with the self-imposed deadline for launching the website (and of course having the stock ready).
In short, I’ve been madly cutting out and sewing bag linings (including fiddly interior zip pockets); more party time stuff (including a boys’ range thanks to Calico’s suggestion) and aprons. I’ve done a couple of apron designs to date – one picture is on the blog page, and more will follow once my cooperative models email them to me (hear me Trish and Pen?). Essentially, there’s the traditional apron (reversible); modern long apron (reversible) and modern short aprons. Some are reversible, but those that aren’t are all backed in white cotton. They have either twill or fabric waist bands, and a pretty good range of fabric choices.
This new one is one of my favourites – its pretty modern and won’t appeal to those (like Mimi) who feel (age aside) that they need full coverage when in the kitchen, but looks pretty cool with a plain tee and won’t matter too much if you forget to take it off when the guests arrive. In fact, I love both of these fabrics so much that I’m thinking of a skirt idea for it.
I just don’t like unbacked fabric, so this is backed with soft white cotton (I guess that makes it reversible but why would you bother?) which also gives it a bit more structure. The band is long enough for a bow at the back, or short tie at the front.
I’ve cut out about another 6 of these, all with metallic waist bands (some shorter, some longer), the best being a metallic violet band with a big pastel floral pattern for the apron. I might have to keep that for myself…
Once I get a bit more sewing under my belt, including acquiring a few more tees and coming up with some ideas for them, I’ll post the boys party time stuff. Calico is right, why should party time be reserved for girls? I should have known better…