I finished a Christmas gift today that is okay to share. It’s for my niece, Madie, and as far as I know, she doesn’t read my blog. She loves to cook and I found this pattern for a pillowcase apron and thought it would be perfect for her.
But before we get to the pictures, I have an ugly confession to make. I hate having to get ugly, but I cannot proceed in good conscience without first coming clean about this.
THERE! I said it. I feel better.
Remember how excited I was last year when I got my sewing machine? Well, I’ve tried to love sewing and I just…don’t. This pillowcase apron pattern is super DUPER easy. It would take a normal person probably 30 minutes to complete. Do you know how long it took me? Do you? 3 HOURS!
I was not kind to myself during those 3 hours. I called myself lots of names and had out-loud arguments back and forth with myself for the entire duration. I felt completely drained and exhausted at the end. And then just when I finally finished the stinkin’ thing and I sat down to relax and take a deep breath and reflect on why I can’t seem to do the most basic of tasks, I realized that it was time to get supper ready. Oh it was a bad, bad day.
I’m not exactly sure why I have a learning disability when it comes to sewing, but I just don’t get it. I want to get it. I really do. But I just don’t.
I’m not getting rid of my sewing machine by any means. I’ll keep it around for any super simple projects that seem worthwhile. Or for when I get ambitious. Or for when I forget that I am stupid.
Okay, now on to the photos, I say!
I bought this strawberry print pillowcase at a garage sale over the summer for a quarter. I thought it was adorable and that I could surely find something to use it for at some point in the future. Then when I saw the pattern for the apron, I knew it was a perfect fit!
Katie is modeling it for me. Madie is a good foot and a half taller than Katie, so it won’t be as long on her. The ribbon is a butter yellow gingham, but it seems to come across like stripes in the pics for some reason.
I wanted to sew a cute pocket out of the gingham too, but after 3 failed attempts (do you understand my affliction now?), I was out of fabric and had to opt for 2 buttons on the top instead.
I thought it turned out cute and I’m hopeful that Madie will like it too.