May 8th, 2011

Apron, Blouses and Kitchen Towels

by Julie Hirt

This Emmeline apron by Sew Liberated is my very first pattern project! I made it a few months ago and it wasn’t nearly as bad as I thought it would be.  I love the pattern, love that it’s reversible and think I’ll probably make more. It also prompted me to try a few other patterns as well.


Because I thought I did so well with the Emmeline pattern (and I loved all of the examples of this on flickr) I made a SchoolHouse Tunic.  Will DEFINITELY be making many more of these. I opted for the short version but will be willing to try the longer one. The fabric is a light weight, textured pattern from my local fabric store. Super comfy too.


These two were made using Butterick pattern 5217 . I still haven’t hemmed the black shirt, and to be honest – the whole thing was kind of a nightmare. It was so slippery and impossible to pin.  Plus, I couldn’t iron it or it would burn!  I’m going to stick to cottons.   The linen example wasn’t as bad, but again, I think I’ll stick to cottons.  Linen = too much serging of cut lines.   I’d also like to make the sleeveless version of these in a knit. Just the bottom part in a knit.. the top in a fun printed cotton.  Hmm…


And finally….  the kitchen towel.  This is actually my favorite of everything in this post. Kinda wonky and scrappy.  I was trying to figure out how to use up some of my scraps and decided on this.  I’m also a complete textile addict and kitchen towels are one of my big weaknesses.  So I just took a Martha’s flour sack (leftover from my embroidery phase) and some scraps and voila!  I forgot how HUGE these are and I think I’ll probably cut the next one in half.  Because there will be a next one.  Quick, instantly gratifying projects are the best.



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2 Responses to “Apron, Blouses and Kitchen Towels”

  1. Color me impressed. Wish I could sew like that I’d be whipping up stuff all the day long. The apron is super cute and I am in desperate need of one.

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