I entered sewing stuff at the State Fair of Texas in 2014 and fell hard for it. Like, I talk about it constantly and will definitely try to convince you to enter something. They have more than 3000 categories to enter!! 3000!!!! I now live for the day my entry book comes in the mail. I carry it with me at all times so I can spread the word. So far I have made a tote bag, hand bag, quilt, and crocheted sweater to enter. Competing also helps me prioritize, and makes me complete things…. like this apron!

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PATTERN NOTES

I spliced together two patterns to make this: the State Fair Apron (clandestine!!!) by Flamingo Toes for the top and an altered the Gathering Apron by Sew Liberated for the waist band and bottom skirt.

I added top stitching to the top and the bottom pieces. I went all the way around the waistband with topstitching.

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WHAT I DID

I used Bloom Festival from Tsuru by Rashida Coleman-Hale for Cloud 9 Fabrics from 2012. RCH now designs for a little company called Cotton + Steel. This border print is amazing in that it has the border on both sides! So there is less waste!

I solid orange color was in my stash from another project. I do not know what it is anymore and formally petition all solids manufacturers to leave a clue in the selvage!

I got buttons and rick rack for this. I really wanted to use the rick rack so I put that on first and when I laid the buttons down they looked like too much. Editing editing editing!

Also, pintucks are way harder than they look! I think I am going to look into a pintuck foot if I ever need to do it again!

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