Wednesday, December 29, 2010

Sew bad

When the original Wabisabi Mama was visiting me from Japan a few months ago, she helped me make an apron for my little girl. And when I say she helped, I mean she did everything--created and cut the pattern, prepared the edging (I don't know if that's even the right word) and set up (threaded?) the sewing machine--so that all I had to do was press the foot pedal. She even pulled the shoelace (yes, shoelace--isn't that brilliant?) tie through the edges.

Here is the result:


Pretty good, right?

Okay, okay, I'll show you the truth in a close-up shot:


Let's just say the curved lines of an apron were not the easiest thing to do for my very first sewing project. Luckily, my 11-month-old will never notice. Even luckier, I got a sewing machine for Christmas! Looking forward to improving my skills and hope to have more projects to post about soon.

6 comments:

Sofia's Ideas said...

Its adorable! And she won't care about that. Even years from now when she passes it down to her own lil' lovie, she'll trace her fingers over her mama's stitching with nothing but fondness...

Pomegranategrl said...

Oh I love it! It's so cute. I love it when my Mom sets everything up for me too!

ella@lifeologia said...

It is sooo cute. I'm still perfecting the straight stitch - and I doubt it will ever happen ;)
I love the apron. My mom sets up the machine for me too ;)
xoxo

Kumi said...

Congrat for getting a sewing machine. But I wonder you ever have time to sew????

Cristina said...

yay for the sewing machine gift! yes, sewing straight can even be hard at times!

MJ said...

I love the fabric!! And big YAY for the sewing machine!! I am learning too, but I love it. I just wonder what took me so long to want to learn!!