I made this apron from Amy Butler's Domestic Goddess apron pattern.
I didn't realize it would be quite so long on me, sort of a Mrs. Patmore style apron on me than a Domestic Goddess...
I think she might be one of my favorite characters on the show, after Violet, the Dowager Countess of Grantham of course.
The Dowager has the best lines in the show, bar none.
Here I am pretending to be in domestic bliss:
I do like the deep pockets and the extra length to guard my trousers, but I look a bit silly in it. I don't think an Empire Waist is very flattering on my body type. Ho hum.
Did you know the term "empire waist" is from Napoleon's time, and it was so called because all the fashionable ladies of the era wore this type dress in the French Empire, which then took hold in the British Empire... just a trivia tid bit.
Update on the star work:
I want to make a design wall so I can stick up these squares and arrange them as needed. I'm thinking of DIY-ing it with cardboard boxes and felt. Have you made a design wall? What materials did you use?
The purple triangle make is going to be a table runner, just waiting on batting to arrive, c'mon mail man.
This was my first try at using the 60 degree triangle tool at Missouri Star Quilt shop. I love her quilting tutorials, have you seen any? Google her on You tube, she shares a treasure trove of information.
In other sewing news--
Time to give English Paper Piecing a go.
I'm learning to use a new lens on the camera, bare with me LOL.
We all know who the real boss is around here.
Time to get stitching.