He and his buddies are going to Albuquerque to play golf. To make a long story short, he and a friend have the exact same golf bag. He requested that I make something to differentiate his from the other one. So...I made him a Charlie Brown wrap around thingy for the strap on his bag. I simply cut it to a rectangle that would wrap around the strap and overlap in the back. I reinforced it with iron on interfacing. Then added Velcro to the back so that it can be taken off to wash, if need be.
Why am I telling you this? Tessie came in, wearing her apron of the day. Yes. That's what she's calling them now.....I am hoping that she will forget that she has worn them before and not ask for more. She wanted a Snoopy apron from the leftovers.
We are up to eleven now. She found two more in the sewing basket that need fixing. I fear that there may not be an end in sight.
The one that she is wearing today has fringe on the bottom of the skirt and around the shoulder straps.....I cheated. The fringe was on the edge of the fabric instead of a regular solid selvage. Hey! Whatever's easiest is my motto. No gluing on the hem or the straps on one side.
Anyway, she found the spider apron and insisted that it be fixed. I think that the Christmas apron may have to be re done altogether.
I cut two strips that were twice the length of the shoulder straps. Then I tapered about a quarter of the length on each end toward s the center. THen I edged the curve with a thin line of white glue.
I gathered the fabric along the straight edge of the strip, starting and ending about 1/2" from the end. After that, I glued the ends to the underside of the shoulder straps and pulled the gathering thread to make the ruffle the same length as the shoulder strap. I glued the center portion to the strap also. On the right you can see the inside of the strap. On the left, the outside. You could sew all of this together, but it is much easier to glue.
OK. That's it for the aprons. Tessie thinks that a new apron every day is a good idea....Who told her about options of time longer than a week??? HELP!!!!
See you tomorrow.