(This is kind of a UFO Thursday Prevention post)
Reflecting on my choices in life, I’m not disappointed. I have a wonderful husband, love my kids, enjoy my neighbors, both in Minnesota and Texas; I maybe would have made different career choices early on if I would have had the opportunity to go to college (but then I wouldn’t have met Wonderful Husband). All in all, not too bad and no regrets.
When it comes to fabric choices though, I don’t always hit a home run. In making this apron, I’m barely making it to first base. In fact, if I make it to first base, it will be on an error.
I mimicked the light/dark arrangement that was shown on the pattern cover. My light fabric has MUCH too large a print for this pattern, and it really bothers me. It would be marginally better (maybe 2nd base, but doubtful) if I had switched the light and the dark and put the bigger print on the trim and scallop pieces. I also think it would have been better if I had left off the contrasting pockets on this one — it just cuts into the big print too much. I think in my second go-around (or second at-bat), I will make one of the fabrics a nearly solid.
When I reach this stage of not loving a project, that’s when it’s so easy to pack it away somewhere and it becomes a dreaded UFO. I’m about 75% done with this apron, and the construction is going so well, I’m going to hold my nose and power sew right through to completion.
I love this pattern, and it is going together nicely. I can’t wait to try it again with much smaller scale fabrics. How are your projects going? I hope you are loving whatever you’re working on! It’s so much more fun.