Alice's Apron 2013 by Speattle

Summary

Category:
Embroidery & Embellishments
Pattern:
Simplicity 2330
Status:
Complete
Started:
2013-09-25T00:00:00Z
Finished:
2013-09-27T00:00:00Z
Tutorial:
None

Description

I've started sewing on my granddaughter's Halloween costume.  This year she will be nearly 3 and be going as Alice in Wonderland.  She has the blonde curly hair to go with the character.  Her baby sister will be going as the Cheshire cat!

So, it turns out that Simplicity has the perfect pattern to use.  My daughter bought the fabric and gave it to me.

So far, I have completed the apron.  To add a little extra, I used the Alice design in my embroidery machine to embellish the front of the apron.  I'd never embroidered on satin before, but it worked perfectly.  I used a press and stick stabilizer so that I would not have to hoop the satin and risk burning a crease into it.  Used a 75 embroidery needle, and Madeira Polyneon thread.

I will say the construction of this apron is a bit of a pain.  The illustrations in the pattern are not very clear and putting the apron waistband facing on would be a challenge for a beginner.  As it was, even this seasoned sewist had trouble with it and ended up doing it a bit differently than the instructions state, but in the end it is all together and it works.

Now, to make the blue dress :dress:

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Comments

Siffstitch

I'm so grateful that you're able to do this for me, especially since the pattern is more complicated than I thought!

Speattle

Siffstitch
Always happy to help out! And you are welcome. I can hardly wait to see it on our little LJ.

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