Monday, June 16, 2008
Dick, Jane and Sally
Do you remember reading Dick, Jane and Sally primers in the first grade of elementary school? I sure do! I was not a very good reader as a child. I liked to read, but it was a slow and painful process. The little Dick, Jane and Sally books gave me my first start to the love of literature despite my difficulties.
I was looking at fabric online and was so excited when I found this print. I also bought some Dick Jane and Sally panels that I'd like to use for a tote. And another piece of fabric from the same line is the Dick, Jane and Sally text in the very same font as the reader books were. I'm looking forward to using those too.
But on to this apron. I made this in about 2 hours this afternoon. It wouldn't have taken that long had I not gone overboard on rick-rack, buttons and trim. I wanted to make this smock apron for grooming the dogs. My dogs are "blowing coat" right now and I'm covered in dog hair. I also wanted something to have the combs, brushes, clippers, rake close at hand and these pockets are great.
So while this is an extremely simple (shall I call it "elementary") apron, it is most definitely functional and fun.