December 29th, 2006
Sorry for the poor picture. Who knew my camera would capture so much dust! Anyhow, I made this apron and a matching oven mit as a Christmas gift. The apron took forever to make, as I’m not one to follow patterns, and this was from Amy Butler’s pattern book. The book has many glorious ideas and precise directions that yield near-perfect results. She definitely takes the long way around the mountain, though. I almost always cut corners and leave edges unfinished. It was nice to spend a little extra time on the details for once. I recommend it every once in a while. If I tried to do this all the time, I would never get anything done! It’s also hard to gauge when and what is worth it. Will someone who doesn’t sew appreciate the details? Will they even notice? I generally think the answer is no. It has to be something that you find pride in–in knowing that your things are hand crafted, made with love, and environmentally friendly.