|Fabric: Alexander Henry's "Las Señoritas"|
These are a cinch to make, and you can easily get one from a yard of fabric. The finished size is 29.5 inches wide and 34.5 inches long, so cut a rectangle a little bigger than this, fold narrow hems all the way around, and top stitch them down. Also cut two 1.5 inch wide strips the length of the apron, fold in half along the length of the strips, and then fold and press the long raw edges toward the center and top stitch. Attach a tie at each top corner, reinforcing each one by sewing an "x" over the spot where the tie meets the apron. You can add an optional 9X9" pocket at the top. Press nicely, and you're done. I'm glad to get some of these fun fabrics out of the drawer and into the light of day.
|Fabric: Alexander Henry, "Los novios"|
I also finally finished my Top-Down Raglan Sweater, knit from a bag of Noro Kureyon that I treated myself to.
I got a little carried away by the buttons for this project. I had stashed a bunch of these bee buttons, and when I began this sweater, I decided to see how many I could use. Because of all the buttons, the finishing, with the button band and buttonhole reinforcement, took a little while.
This yarn has long lovely color changes, but I cannibalized a few skeins to concentrate the light and dark colors in the most flattering places. In our cool summer weather, this sweater is my new jacket substitute.