September 22, 2010

"Layla" in Red

And since I mentioned in my last post (of about 30 seconds ago) that I was sewing on Sunday, figured I should show what I made! This is revisiting the Layla apron from BurdaStyle, as a gift for a cousin's fiancee. Her bridal shower is on Saturday, and my sister-in-law and I are teaming up for her gift. (I figured she's not even my Facebook friend yet, so there's no chance she'll find this and I can talk about it.) So we got her a bunch of the smaller kitchen doodads that she asked for on her registry, and I made the apron to add a more personal touch to it-- the main color of her kitchen stuff is red. And this French-inspired print was kind of screaming at me for her, after spending a little time with her down at the family beach time back in August.

Oddly, I could NOT make heads or tails of the actual directions on the apron, despite having made it before. So I basically just used the pattern to cut it out and then did it my own way. And it seems to have worked out well. I may have done it that "winging it" way last time too....can't remember.

I do have to say, though, that I couldn't be happier with my print-matching job for the pocket.

See? It's practically invisible! So pardon me while I pat myself on the back.

So, anyway, there it is, and I hope she likes it. And now I'd best get going....gotta get through work so I can get to some reconstructing!


  1. Awesome work on the print matching! That's the part I'm dreading about my plaid skirt.

  2. Thanks! It seems I've been doing a lot of print-matching myself lately...I hope it goes well for you. Just take your time when cutting.


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