Here is another Montessori by Hand new release.
Thanks for all the wonderful comments on the Messenger Bag. I am sure Meg is beaming with delight, because I am 😀 .
In addition to the Messenger Bag, I also test sewed the Emmeline Apron. Everything about this apron was quick…how quickly I was asked to do it, how quickly I sewed it up, and how quickly I needed a Christmas present for my mom 🙂 . So for it to look so nice, even close up, is both a testament to my improving sewing skills and how wonderfully easy the pattern is.
Fabric: Amy Butler Lotus Pond in yellow and Sun Dahlia in green
Inspiration: Montessori by Hand Emmeline Apron
Enjoyment Factor: 8
Sewing Time: 1 day
- It’s reversible!!! How cool is that. 2 in 1 is always such a great feature. You can also use the ties as an added design element by tying them in the front or back.
- I was drawn to this pattern due to the empire waist shape. It even has darts to add even more chicness to the design. It would definitely be flattering for any shape. Besides, who knows when you will have to work the runway in your apron 🙂 . Yes, I have been watching too much Project Runway.
- This has quite a few tricks for the newbie sewer. Gathering and darts. Nothing bad, but definitely a great place to learn them.
- It is a little fiddly on the top ties when you first put it on because you need to adjust them to get the fit that is right for you. I would suggest tying them the first time, just keeping them tied for future use, and just slipping in over your head so they are ready to go when you are.
- I did forget to edge stitch around the ties as the pattern said, but that really is no biggy.
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