|The line drawing shows a simple functional apron.|
Part one: One of the things I like best about Indygo Junction is the variety of patterns available. Everything from pincushions to aprons and crafts, Amy Barickman offers them all. I just received the One Yard Overlap Apron pattern. Ordering is easy, shipping was quick. Price is reasonable. I can see this in multiple fabrications. I have mentioned that I am a sloppy cook. No matter how hard I try I will end up wearing dinner. Therefore, an apron is essential. I liked this one because it should be quick to whip up and only uses one yard of fabric. Most of my aprons use much more because they have fronts and backs. I don't really need my back covered so I thought I would give this a try.
|This is the fabric of choice for the apron project. I bought it a while ago and for some reason I thought the print was coffee cups. I also thought it was a tan color. It is from Windham Fabrics, Stoneware by Betty Cotton, pattern 27768. Oh boy, this flu bug thing has warped the memory banks! Anyway, on the left you see a little bolt of lightweight fusible Pellon. During a Joann's sale I picked up a couple of these in different weights. I rarely use them for garments but I do use them for crafts etc. I fuse the pattern to the Pellon. Remember to put the wrong side of the pattern to the dotted glue side of the Pellon. Press carefully then cut out your pattern. You have added multiple use flexibility to your pattern and you will notice that the pattern sort of "sticks" to the fabric because the Pellon has a little bit of a nap. I only pin grain lines on these patterns, they don't slip or slide.|
|I also found some very blue seam binding in the odds and ends drawer. I probably won't use this, too much contrast. I will pick some up or make some. I do have lots of fabric to choose from and I find the store bought a little stiff.|
*ps, the book giveaway will go on as planned. Have no fear.