One of my darling students, Elena, is a beginning sewist with a definite sense of style and a precise approach to sewing.Â She is such a fast learner,Â AND a fast stitcher! I love it when students sew fastâ€”it shows me they are definitely the boss of the sewing machine.
Elena is busy these days working on a pretty new apron. I love the main fabric she selected for this garmentâ€”all my favorite garment colors. I think this pattern is adorable too, and it makes me think maybe I should add a fresh apron or two to my tired old collection. Waitâ€”I really only have 1 apron. Guess that isn’t much of a “collection”.
Anyway, back to Elena’s project. Like most patterns, this one includes some techniques that are transferable toÂ other garments as well. Like the ruffled edgeÂ around the hem. And turning the bodice edgesÂ under twice and topstitching. Lots of applications of this hemming technique on other garments and in other places. Elena also chose to use French seams on the apron skirt to enclose the raw edges. Nice touch!
ElenaÂ is a star student in my book, because she only likes to work on techniques she doesn’t understand during our lesson time. Otherwise she sews independently at home.Â Awesome!Â Here she isÂ workingÂ on gathering the ruffling to beÂ applied to the bottom of the apron.Â Aren’t you just itching to see the final product?