Yep, another knee blown out, another skirt for me. Woo hoo! Neil came home from Capclave Sunday night with the news that he’d worn through the knee on another pair of pants. I’m sorry for his wardrobe’s loss, but I’d be lying if I said it wasn’t good news for my wardrobe. I know I just made one of these skirts, but there are differences. This one is a better fit, but the other one is softer and more broken-in. Colorwise, Neil will tell you this one is light gray and the other is a brownish green. It’s all gray-green to me, frankly, and as such I am thinking of throwing this one in a tub of dye and seeing what comes out. I’m not sure what color I want to try yet, but I’m thinking something absurd like red or purple. I think it would have a neat effect of turning the skirt mostly brown, but with highlights of red or purple where there are faded parts. Rest assured I will keep you posted on what happens there. I wouldn’t want you to lose any sleep over it…
Oh, and if any of you know what causes this highly-frustrating problem when sewing, I’d love some guidance.
I decided yesterday that I just wasn’t happy with the fall apron I’d designed for myself, and I wanted to go back to the style I love, based on the one in Simple Sewing. It is the first thing I ever sewed and it’s still by far my favorite apron design. You don’t really want to know why I didn’t make one like this in the first place, do you? Or how I came to own two new pieces of Fall Back in Time fabric so that I could make this new apron to match my napkins? I typed it all out and it bored even me. So I’m skipping it, and you can fill in your own interesting back-story, if you’re so inclined.
Anyway, I’m really happy with this new apron – love the colors. And if you were a fan of the old apron, I’ve listed it on Etsy along with three others I’ve decided I won’t be wearing. I’ve got this weird hang-up now that will only let me use an apron that matches my napkins. It’s an illness.
Speaking of napkins, I just got the fabric for my last* set, including a little bit extra for the obligatory matching apron, of course! This is from Moda’s Christmas Past collection. And I must have had temporary insanity when I bought these, because I accidentally bought twice as many half-yards as I need. Duh. A half yard can make 3 napkins, but I usually make two and use the leftover piece for other projects. Wanting 20 napkins, I bought 20 prints, but I only needed 10! So now I need this new book so I can figure out how to turn the leftovers into Christmas gifts. Heh.
* Last set of napkins for my family. I do have a napkin set in the works that will be a gift, and I reserve the right to make a few sets for Etsy, if I so desire. Heh.