Thursday, March 31, 2011

The Middle...


If the amount of thread on the floor is any indication as to how much you've sewn...I should have a lot more to show here.  There were a lot of ripped seams today.   That's okay, it usually means I figured something out.  After a nice afternoon in my studio I was happy with my progress and the changes I made.  Here are a few more pictures.


Even though I had to off center the diamond embroidery to include the cup I am pretty happy with the outcome.  The seams at the shoulders have worn on me.  There were multiple attempts to make them line up.  I finally had to move on and let it go...


To the back...On the original it was sewn together.  I just couldn't  commit to going over the head to get in or out of the apron.  Hence the button and elastic cord closure.  


Loads of ruffles.  This is just the beginning.  I need to add another layer still.  Mind you these are cinched up way too tight for now.  Tomorrow I hope to finish the skirt bottom.  Then its off to the waist and tie.  I am taking my time to make sure that I make all the corrections that I wanted to make on the first one.  The sun is set to come out tomorrow!

12 comments:

Kim K. said...

You've been busy and it really does show. Your ruffles are fabulous. Beautiful prints/colors all mixed together. I bow to your sewing talents. Your blog is always a fabulous way to end my night. Sweet dreams!

E said...

The front turned out great, love the fabrics you're using in the skirt. Does your machine ruffle? I'd love to have a ruffler, everything I own would have a ruffle :)

Miss Holly said...

So pretty! Just love it!

GardenofDaisies said...

It's already looking so fun and beautiful!!! Great ruffle fabrics!

Jayna Rae said...

WOW!!! That is going to be such a fun and awesome apron.

Nan said...

it's coming along great. Speaking of string on the floor my Weim Kalen ate some of my fabric cuttings from the raw silk and got sick last night. He had green coming out both ways as the fabric is jade green. Today he's fine as it has all passed through him.

Tammy said...

Oh my! I'ts going to be gorgeous! I love the fun colors you are using. Can't wait to see it all done! Makes my fingers itch to get busy in my sewing room. As soon as I get back from this road trip with the teens I'll be messing up my own sewing room floor!

birdie blue said...

it's looking a m a a z i n g, renee.

have a lovely weekend.
xo
~molly

She'sSewPretty said...

Oh my gosh Renee!! That is turning out so cute!!

katie jean said...

It is coming along so nicely! It is going to be so fun to wear :) and the button closer is perfect! So cute in green gingham. And my girlfriend with big hair would totally agree with your decision.

donna said...

Wow I just love your apron. Can not wait to see it finished.
Hugs
donna

VintageBettys said...

That is amazing! So much detail, I would love to try to make one if only I didn't have a bizillion projects started already..