Monday, April 16, 2007

Sewing Workshop Tamari's apron

Reviewed by:Ann Smith
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Posted on:6/24/04 1:48 AM
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Pattern Rating:I Highly recommend this pattern

When I first saw this pattern I knew I had to make it for my friend who is a wonderful cook and feeds me often. I also wanted to try out my new Designer 1 to make a bit of embroidery to decorate the pocket. This is the result and my friend loves it.

It is very easy to make as there are just rectangles to cut out. The pattern doesn't even include pattern pieces, just dimensions. You simply turn under the edges of the main piece and topstitch, make tubes from the long pieces for straps, attach them to the square, make a small tube for a loop and stitch in place. It is the placement of the straps and the loop that create the asymmetric look and angled hemline.

There is a single patch pocket. The embroidery I selected is vertical so I changed the size and shape of the pocket as well as its location. The pattern calls for a larger horizontal rectangle in the center.

The only bothersome part of this was making the small loop. The fabric, which is a light weight denim, did not want to turn. Next time I will just fold over the strip and top-stitch it.

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