First ever custom order

I'm so excited because my friend Layla has asked me to make an apron as a Christmas present for her mum! The process of discussing styles, colours and fabrics has been really good fun, but I still can't believe someone is willing to pay me to do something I really enjoy!

Anyway, we settled on a hybrid of Simplicity 1805 and I'm making excellent progress if I do say so myself:

Sadly, not everything's going so well though. I seem to have a few unfinished projects on the go at the moment and I just don't have the times and/or motivation to get them finished. Once Layla's apron is finished, I'm not allowing myself to start anything new until I've tackled the following:
  •     Simplicity 1598 – this lovely 1940s dress is actually looking great, just needs a side zip and hemming. Fingers crossed I'll get it finished soon!
  •     Hollywood 1667 – I started this little beauty a while back, but gave up after encountering some bias binding trouble. Can't give up though, must keep going!
  •     Remember this and this? I still don't want to give the game away as to what they will make up, but it's safe to say that my first attempt what a failure :o( Need to give it another go.
To keep myself upbeat in light of my recent sewing lull, I went along the Leicester Vintage Fair yesterday. There was a large selection of stalls, but a real lack of items from the 1950s and earlier, which I guess was good for my bank balance. I did manage to visit Katie's stall -  from What Katie Found -  and I ended up buying the vintage aprons below for a bargain price. Hope Katie did well in selling all her lovely handmade goodies!

On my way home I also scored some fabric from the market, which was just £2 a meter! Cute or what!?!

Now all I have to do is SEW!


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