I’m on my soapbox again!

I’m still in Thanksgiving mode – I won’t be switching to Christmas mode until after November 30th. That’s because my family gets together on the Saturday after Thanksgiving. It’s been a tradition for 30 years now. That’s not to say that I haven’t been sewing gifts for months now. And, if I see something that would make a nice gift for Christmas, I’ll buy it no matter what time of the year it is. But I don’t decorate for Christmas until after Thanksgiving is over at my house. And I don’t want to listen to Christmas music. And I don’t want to be bombarded with advertising to promote the rampant commercialization of Christmas!!!

So what’s a girl to do!?!

Since I am not a recreational shopper, I can avoid the stores a good bit. I’m usually in and out as quickly as possible to get what I need and then get on with things I like more (like sewing!!)

I listen to XM radio, so I don’t hear the music too much.

And I try to avoid watching television!!! The commercials just irritate me!!!

And then there’s this:


I make myself a Thanksgiving apron!!! The picture is showing one half of the apron – it’s cut on the fold.

This fabric was so adorable that I just couldn’t resist. Then I had to try to figure out what to do with it! Since it has a large all-over pattern I didn’t want to cut it into small pieces. I finally decided that I needed an apron for Thanksgiving and this would be the perfect fabric to use. I had a pattern that made an apron with one yard of fabric. Unfortunately, the pattern was supposed to be cut on the diagonal. That would have made all the Pilgrims and Indians tip over to one side. Not the look I was going for!!!!

But, you know me, if I try hard enough, I can figure out a way to adapt what I have. It didn’t take me long to realize that I could place the pattern on the fold line of the fabric on the straight of grain and there wouldn’t be a big problem. The draping is a little different, since it isn’t cut on the bias, but, let’s face it, it’s an apron I’m only going to wear one time a year. Maybe it doesn’t have to drape “just so”!!!

I did also have to trim the side of the skirt down just a little to fit the width of the fabric. So the back part of the apron isn’t as full coverage as the original pattern. And even though my back parts are ample, I don’t usually get them messy when I’m cooking!!! So I think it will work out just fine!

Today, after going to the chiropractor and running some errands, I’m hoping to sit down and use the pumpkin colored fabric to make a binding to go around the outside edges of the apron. And maybe I’ll be able to play with my double nine patch blocks as well.

I’m linking with Freshly Pieced for WIP Wednesday. Click HERE

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2 thoughts on “I’m on my soapbox again!

  1. Darling apron! You will look quite festive come Thanksgiving Day! I really do like to celebrate Christmas for what it is intended to be – the birth of Jesus! So I don’t care for all of the commercialism it but do enjoy a modicum of celebration. Love my Christmas tree and family time.


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