An Itch to Stitch
A few years back, when Trading Spaces was a reason to stay home on a Friday night, I got the bug to sew. I had visions of curtains, pillows, table runners, you name it. I did my research and bought a sewing machine recommended by a sewing friend. This was before we had Sun. People told me I was nesting.
Whatever the reason, I was a sewing fool. I sewed curtains and pillows and eye pillows (I actually sold those) and wine bags for Christmas gifts (including the wine!). Then I sewed a dress and hat for SoMo‘s daughter. Well, hell, that was using a pattern and it looked pretty good! Then I got addicted to Ebay (don’t judge–you know you’ve been there!). And I searched all manner of vintage sewing notions.
Confessions of a Misplaced Southern Belle recently turned me on to Giabella Designs. Giabella’s aprons make me ache. They are sooo beautiful–go check them out! They remind me of the best find I had found on Ebay back when the sewing bug bit me, this vintage apron pattern:
But I wasn’t done with Ebay. I then found some Michael Miller designer fabric, called “Cocktail Time.” It was the perfect match for the pattern. And so I made an apron:
Isn’t it adorable?!? And with the extra fabric, I went to my sister who owns a serger and she made me two bar towels and eight cocktail napkins. I still adore this set. It’s my favorite thing I ever sewed.
Then I made the little black and white number, but I used some designer Christmas fabric. It’s in the attic, or I’d show you a picture of it too.
Then I got courageous and made this cocktail one again for a newly-married friend with Miller’s fabric entitled, “How to Keep a Husband,” and I adjusted the pockets to mimic the pattern. She, too, got towels and napkins.
And since they are so darn cute, my sister and mother-in-law put in requests, and we even bought the fabric they wanted, for me to make them one, too. That was about three years ago.
And now, after not having sewn in a really long time, I have that itch again. That itch to stitch.