Another nod to Mother's Day today. I have finished Miss Gerry's apron in plenty of time. It has been nicely pressed and is ready for wrapping. I had hoped the patchwork would have stood out more, but all in all it turned out pretty cute. Nan remarked at how heavy the apron was when she received hers. I have a thing about lining. Finished edges always look best to me.
You cannot see the patchwork squares in the corner but there is a bit of detail if you look hard enough.
The ruffle slopes up the back gently and the waist ended up being an empire height. Many adjustments were made to finalize this. Love the full coverage of the skirt for Sunday best. Miss Gerry always dons an apron for Sunday Supper. On another note I went back and forth as to whether or not to put darts in. I think I will next time.
A signature ruffle. Finished with a hem stitch.
These reproduction feed sack fabrics have been fantastic to sew with. It is easy to see why these were popular in the past. You can match them with almost anything.
Nice to see two pieces of embroidery saved and salvaged.
Sweet memories headed to a wonderful mom.