>Aprons for two but not three


all three ladies

I was playing with some gingham this morning and decided I would make two aprons. So at the moment I have two mannequins all ready to cook and one looks like she is going out on the town. She is actually wearing my prom dress from 20 years ago. Yep that was the figure I had then the red manikin is my figure now and the cream one is the figure I had after one kid. Funny they are not all that much different just a few little inches but looks way different to me.

both aprons

The triangle apron, the right one in the photo, I plan to embroider on the unbleached muslin later just not at the moment as those supplies are still boxed up for a move ( I know it seams like I have been in the middle of a move forever well I have).

triangle apron

The apron with the four tier ruffle apron has vintage rick rack for trim. I know there is none on the bottom tier I plan on doing something else on that tier. Also it has a doily for a pocket.

doily pocketruffle apron

I actually plan on adding more details to both aprons. I just wanted to show the basic aprons I came up with this morning. I love just cutting and sewing with no pattern it is fun to see what you come up with.

On a side note my sister-in-law Becca took some real nice nature scenery that she has posted on her blog. Give it a whirl and go check them out. Let her know Wendy sent you and come back here and let me know what you thought of them too.

>Part 2: Repairing crochet how to

>Tear out time

A damaged block

damage block

Not the same damaged block as above but that doesn’t matter for this tutorial. Pins in place where thread was already missing.

securing stitches that are already loose

All pins in place stitches secured.

all stitches secured

This always looks worse than it it. You have to take out the damaged stitches and have the pins in place to hold the good stitches. This is the part customers never like to see. The reason for this is the holes actually get bigger for a little bit.

removal of green

While you are removing the damaged stitches be careful not to break more stitches . Be careful to keep the stitches twists on them and facing the correct direction. Have the pins hold multiple stitches at once this ensures the stitches are not untwisting.

Weave in

Now it is time to weave in the replacement thread. This is accomplished with a crewel needle, you want a blunt tip and a wide eye big enough to hold your thread easily.

crewel needle for weave in

Start with what will be the last stitch you crochet and go from the last to the first. Sorry that doesn’t seem more clear every thing is being done in reverse order here. I am right handed so I go around the rose counter clock wise and weave in clockwise. For lefties do the opposite.

start of weave in
1/4 the way through

Go through every stitch. Making sure not to untwist the threads. This is important or the stitches will look wrong or drop out after the repair. When you get to the first pull the thread all the way through you have to be careful because you can break the previous rounds threads.

weave in done

Pull out safety pins if you notice in the photos I have left a few safety pins in that is where threads of the next round are already broken and have to be fixed too. Which means I need to take out part of the next row and pin the row above that.

Tutorials on this repair

Part 1
Part 2 this post
Part 3
Part 4