Showing posts from December 18, 2011

Sew a Barbie Apron: An half circle apron sewing tutorial for 11-1/2" fashion dolls

I love aprons - even itty bitty Barbie(tm) ones.  Since I'm partial to half aprons myself, I figured Barbie could use a new one. So I whipped one up. I'll show you how so you can whip one up too.   Let's get started.  Download the half-circle apron pattern here .  Please NOTE: This is pattern drawn by hand Cut one apron body and one rectangle 20" x 1-1/2" for the waistband/ties. Pin the lace trim on the right side of the apron matching the bottom edge.  Stitch using a 1/4" seam allowance.  The lace trim after it's stitched to the apron. Turn the bottom edge towards the wrong side of the apron. Lightly press. On the right side stitch close to the edge which will hold the hem in place. Fold the back edge toward the wrong side by 1/4".  Finger press.  Fold another 1/4" toward the wrong side. Press. Stitch side hem in place. Staystitch the waist curve by stitching 1/4" from the edge. Carefully clip to the stitchi

Fabric by Fabric One Yard Wonders Book Blog Tour - and a giveaway!

12/26/11 - Comments on this post have been closed.   Have you seen the new One Yard Wonders book?   I spotted the new book - Fabric by Fabric One Yard Wonders - while browsing the sewing books at my local Barnes & Noble book store.   Something I do quite frequently I might add. I'm really kind of surprised they don't greet me by name. Or at least clear a path for me to the craft book section. And have a cup of chai tea or hot chocolate waiting for me. Oops! Dreaming here.  I'll get back to the book. Anyway, I already had a copy of the book in my hot little hands because my cupcake apron graces pages 101-103!  Of course you knew that already if you've been reading my blog as I posted a sneak peek photo from the book release party during PatternReview Day 2011 .  Here's a few more photos from the book release party at Crafty Planet on my Flickr page.  C'mon Sharon! Get to the good stuff...the book review and the giveaway! All right, all right. My