Saturday, September 10, 2016

Aprons & a Mystery!

In my dillydally life, yesterday was all about aprons ... aprons that fit!  And the day ended in mystery!
Valdez is a beautiful place ... and a true dillydallier must pause to enjoy the view!  Always!  I took this photo right outside the door of the Valdez Convention Center ... a lovely way to begin the day!
Yesterday was all about aprons.  Participants had the opportunity to make either a 3-Piece or 4-Piece custom-fit apron.
Custom-fit means that taking body measurements is a necessary evil ... sew ... we giggled over that and quickly and began drafting our patterns!
In no time at all ...
... our personal patterns had been cut out ...
... and we were busy at our sewing machines!
Our apron construction involved playing with a tube turner!  Sew much fun!
Before the day ended they had completed their aprons!  We enjoyed a Strawberry Shortcake vintage 4-Piece apron!
We celebrated Alaska with a beautiful fireweed 4-Piece apron!
Honoring our Alaskan lifestyle continued with a 3-Piece blueberry themed apron.  And it was  customized with a kuspuk pocket!
I loved that even Van Gogh worked his way into our day!  Such a cute 4-Piece apron!
It was such a fun day!  We giggled the entire day ... talking body shapes and parts can only be hysterical ... sewing is always enjoyable ... add to that supportive and caring women ... one wonders ... is it legal to have this much fun?  My hope is that as these women use their aprons in the future, they are reminded of the fun we had!  I am so grateful to have spent the day with them!
The day ended with a ballroom full of quilters working on a mystery quilt ... just when you think it cannot get any more fun!  It was another wonderful day at the Valdez Quilt Festival!

Do what you love.  Do dillydally!
Mrs. DillyDally


  1. Do you think this is something my girlies and I could do here? They love projects and we cook together all the time. I'm forever trying to make my aprons fit them.

  2. Cute Aprons, a great idea.
    Sounds like you all some great giggles. :)