Archive for Wednesday, February 8, 2006

Aunt Norie’s Sewing Room

February 8, 2006

I must apologize for losing the name of the young lady who showed me the clever apron she was using for her change as she sold her merchandise at the market.

The apron was very cleverly made, fitting her perfectly. She had made it from old jeans, and it buttoned in the back.

To make the apron, she had left the waistband intact but cut away all of the front. She cut across and above the zipper, along the waist band to and just through the side seams down along the side seam to crotch length then across to the other side seam up to the waist band and again across and through the zipper.

She then had ripped out that center back seam up to just between the hip pockets -- enough to let them lay flat. This creates a V-shape at the bottom, which she had filled in with a V-shaped piece cut from the jean leg fabric.

She had not hemmed it, but let it ravel and fray.

It gave her the pockets for tools or change plus an apron front to kneel on if she worked in the garden.

It will be summer and gardening time before we know it.

-- Aunt Norie, P.O. Box 265, Tonganoxie 66086; auntnorie@bdc.net.

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