Thursday, June 12, 2008

Sew Cool

This was my great grandmother's apron. I love how vintage it is. I have always had an obsession with aprons. There is just something about them that makes me feel so domesticated and fun. It makes me want to stay in the kitchen and fill it with wonderful aromas of homemade pies and bread and take me back to a time when life seemed to move at a slower pace. I think I could stay in a cute apron all day! That may just be the desire to be a mom/house wife coming out in me. After all, the wedding gift I wanted the most was one I designed in my head (A pink and white gingham apron with eyelit lace at the top and bottom and monogrammed with Mrs. McGinty). Needless to say...I didn't get it.

Anyway, I have always wanted to learn how to sew. I think it is a talent and hobby that has become lost in today's society. My mom and grandmother used to make us clothes on their sewing machines and I always wanted to be able to do that for my kids. So, I asked Evan if I could have a sewing machine, but of course the one I want is like $400. Instead, his mom, very kindly passed hers on to me. I am so thrilled!

So, I decided to combine my love for cool aprons, food and hopefully my new skill of sewing. My Maw Maw is going to teach me on Saturday how to sew. I plan on making a bunch of different vintage/retro style aprons and possibly even start selling them (depending on what they look like.) I think I will even make that apron I have longed for since I got engaged.

So, as of Saturday, the fabric in the picture below will turn into a really cool apron (I hope). I will post a pic of it when I am done and you can give me your opinion. You have no idea how excited I am about this!