No cooking going on here!

30 Jun

So this weeks project from Patchwork, Please! was the Polka Dot Cafe Apron.  I like aprons, I rarely wear one and if I do it tends to need to be a full rather than half size one!  But a good place to start was the actual blocks for the apron.

I fussy cut the fabrics concentrating hard to make sure that the shapes were on point where necessary!

I made one block, I thought about paper piecing it as others had suggested but didn’t and it worked, the finished block was 6.5″ square which I think is right:


I cut another piece of fabric and sewed the two pieces right sides together and then turned them right side out. My plan was to use this as a patch pocket on a dress. Yesterday I organised a Dress A Girl Around the World event using the school hall, I had hoped that there would be a plain dress suitable to stitch this patch on to, but none were quite right.

So please forgive me the slightly unfinished project and maybe the sight of 36 gorgeous dresses ready to go to Malawi will help:

I will continue to hunt for a suitable dress to add the pocket to!

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8 Replies to “No cooking going on here!

  1. They look fab! sorry I didn’t make it on Sat, but it looks like you had a very productive afternoon!!

  2. The block is gorgeous and those dresses are wonderful. Well done for organising such a great sewing event that will mean so much to lots of little girls 🙂

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