January 8, 2008

I made an apron with my new sewing machine!

Filed under: Beautiful things,daily life,Other things I love — Cristina de Prada @ 12:11 am

Helena showing off her new apronI’ve been learning how to use my sewing machine (I’m really happy with it!).

For those who know how to sew it must seem ridiculous that I’m so excited about making a simple apron, but I’m awfully proud. To avoid complications I have made a simple thing without using a pattern, just a rectangle of brown corduroy, pink rick-rack edge and then pockets and tie made out of a thick cotton/linen fabric that I had stashed away.

Yesterday was “three wise men” day. In Spain that is the day when children (and adults) get their Christmas gifts. The three wise men come from the orient in ther camels loaded with gifts. My apron was a gift for Helena, my brother Jose Manuel’s girlfriend, and she liked it a lot and inmediately tried it on. My mom, said that she wanted one herself, so I’m working on that now (the Homburg, almost finished, is not forgotten!).

Detail of the apron


  1. hee hee hee…fun! Let the creativity flow!

    Comment by jill — January 8, 2008 @ 9:27 pm

  2. Where are the cookies?????

    Comment by joaco — January 9, 2008 @ 11:11 pm

  3. What cookies are you talking about?? I’ve had enough making the apron, I let the other people take care of the baking…

    Comment by cristinadeprada — January 10, 2008 @ 12:29 pm

  4. Congrats on making your first apron! It’s very cute.

    Comment by Marie — January 11, 2008 @ 11:09 pm

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