Spring cleaning in Easter-egg plaidPosted: April 25, 2014
Some of these spring days are a little dreary. April showers, you know? But chores still have to be done.
This vintage (1960s? 1970s?) apron cheers me right up. Cinderella would have loved it.
There’s the Easter-egg printed plaid. It’s sheeting weight and feels like cotton/polyester that’s heavy on the polyester. I wouldn’t want it next to my skin, but it’s fine for an apron. Fewer wrinkles!
There’s the pink polka-dotted trim on the roomy pockets and the bottom ruffle. Pretty girly!
There’s rick-rack, of course. What’s an apron without rick-rack?
And there’s a little bit of iffy stitching on the bottom ruffle that tells me this was a homemade project! If this was one of my older sewing students’ work, I’d be saying, “Grab your seam ripper, we’re going to fix that mistake.”
Because I’m kinda mean that way. If you’re going to sew, you might as well do it the best you can.
Of course, if it were a younger girl, I’d be saying, “Nice gathering on the front! Can you figure out what happened on the back? Next time we’ll work on that, too.”
Because I’m kinda nice that way. If you’re going to sew, it’s okay to do it the best you can.
I think Cinderella would’ve said the same.