Greetings meow meows and hunting dogs! I’m officially off for Christmas and won’t be going back to work ’til next Tuesday. I still have two and a half gifts to make and my plan is to finish two of ‘em in the morning. The last half will likely not get done before Christmas, so one of my loved ones will, alas, be getting half a gift (Mr. Bug! Stop reading this post this instant!!)
I’ll show you a few more prezzies in the meantime. First up, and most exciting (for me, at least. I’m easy to excite) is the man-apron. I just HAPPENED to have 1 yard of oilcloth that looks like wood, so I thought it would make a suitable butcher’s apron for a man-type who enjoys preparing roast beast over an open flame. Here’s a not-very-exciting photo.
I used this tutorial as a guide for cutting out the apron, but made it a bit larger and used my french curve to cut the curve where the arms are. Since it’s oil cloth I didn’t really want to hem it so I just stitched some double fold store-bought bias tape to the edges. I also used scraps for the neck strap, folding and finishing the raw edge with more binding tape.
I had a bit of brown argyle quilt weight fabric lying around which I used to make the waist ties – I had enough oil cloth left over to make the ties, but didn’t think that the thick, slippery cloth would make very good ties. I also added a bit of leather trim to the top of the apron to cover up the stitching from adding the neck strap. Yay!
I also made a few little itty bitty bibs. I actually used a pattern, since I’m shaky on the size and makeup of those slobbering teeny creatures. Here they are in all their pink and orange glory