The Evolution of a Sewing Project

April 5th, 2012 at 6:05 pm . Posted in Sewing Projects .

E = Evolution

I’m not a speed sewer.

Partially because I’m a beginner, partially because I’m a perfectionist and partially because I can only sew as I have free time, my apron was a sewing project I worked on over a series of weeks. For new readers who didn’t get to see all my apron progress posts — and even as a recap for those who did — I thought it’d be interesting to look at how the apron evolved over time.

It started in a gift bag as a pattern and two large pieces of fabric. Even though the pattern was heavily modified for my project, I still learned how to lay out the pieces, cut the fabric, and reference the instructions and glossary for guidance all along the way.

The first real sewing I did was for the apron ties.


Then came the part that was so difficult but also amazingly gratifying — conquering the flounce —followed by the small but important step of ironing the seams.

Next I brought together the two sides (since the apron is reversible), and then I realized I needed to take the apron in even more than I had from the start. Luckily, that’s one of the best parts about sewing something like this — you can adjust it to be just right for you!


After some finishing touches, I happily ended up with the finished apron I revealed earlier this week.


Don’t you love seeing your sewing and craft projects evolve while you’re working on them? I know I do!

2 Comments ( Reply )

  1. Debbie
    Apr 06, 2012 @ 2:00 am

    Hey Kelly, Thanks for posting the process pics, as it really is nice to see how a piece comes together. Did you say you are new to sewing? When I read the first apron post, I missed that fact. Your sewing looks so spot on to be a newbie, I guess that must be the perfectionist in you. Cant wait to see more of your beautiful work.


    • Kelly
      Apr 06, 2012 @ 7:53 pm

      Yep, I actually am new to sewing. I started this blog not too long ago to document my journey in learning to sew 🙂 You’re very kind to say it looks spot on — thank you!


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