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Liverpool, Merseyside, United Kingdom
I am Maxine Lee (well hello there), a Liverpool (UK) based illustrator and designer, freelancing since graduating with a BA(Hons) in Digital Arts in 2004.

Tuesday, 31 August 2010

First Things First - Market Stall Apron pics

So, this was a quick and super-easy tute - ran into a couple of problems with my decorative stitches which were pure human error. My machine (its a Singer 7442...say nothing, I already know*) punched right through the bulk of the material folds which, I must admit, are pretty thick.

If I make the apron again (always a possibility, nice to have choices) I'd make it slightly wider to accommodate my wide hips, maybe even round the bottom corners...it'd be nice to add a zip too to stop my change falling out when I'm scrabbling around under the table for the stuff that wont fit in my apron. I'd use a better contrasting thread too.

I used a white cotton twill with a mid-pink thread and Barbara Jones (Henry Glass) 'Simply Sweet' misprinted material in yet another vain attempt at using up my scraps/misprints.

Saturday, 28 August 2010

First Things First...


The first, and last, craft fair I did made me realise I was pretty under-prepared to sell anything...I hadn't anticipated a lot of sales and under-estimated the amount of people who would turn up to a school fair. I was on the floor scrabbling for change, trying to shove leaflets into paper bags, explaining my prices over and over...I could have at least not been bobbing up and down for change if I'd made myself a market stall apron. As soon as I got home I had a look for some inspiration/patterns for what I needed...that was in July. I've just booked 3 craft fairs for the run up to Christmas and dug this pattern out again...I'll post the finished article as soon as Im done :) Anyone with me?