Sewing for me

I used to do quite a bit of sewing for myself, but I rarely, if ever, had the courage to actually wear anything I made. In fact, I have several dresses and skirts hanging in my closet that have yet to see the light of day. But I'm sure to get a ton of use out of this – my new clothespin apron: 
Clothespin apronI know, it's kind of dorky and old fashioned, but it's so useful when hanging things out to dry. And it was super easy to make. There's a great tutorial here, which I sort of followed. I had to piece a few things together since I was working with some fabric remnants, but it turned out great. 
It took us two years to properly install a clothesline in our backyard. Um, yeah. It's a long story filled with several embarrassing incidents in which the whole thing came crashing down on my head. I'm sure I've been keeping the neighbors entertained. I finally went out and got a simple umbrella style clothesline. It holds a ton and there's little chance of anything falling on my head. I love it! Everything feels and smells so fresh after hanging in the sun and breeze. 


Colleen said...

Oh this is so cute! Not dorky at all - I love it!

Justine said...

I LOVE your clothespin apron!!!! It is in no way dorky. Also, I am glad to hear that the umbrella style clothes line is a success. The #1 thing I miss about our old house is the clothes line - I may have to invest in an umbrella one for myself!