I took time off from the old blocks to make a bridal shower gift. This is the shower gift to accompany a wedding gift of serving pieces in the couple's silver pattern (shipped to their home). My aim was a cute hostess or party apron. I might have succeeded if the apron hasn't turned out so big! The bride is slimmer than I, and I have the ties wrapped all the way around and tied in the front. Why, oh why, didn't I check the size by holding the pattern up to my body before?
Well, it's still cute, I hope, and maybe it's actually functional. And the other gift is very nice.
It's been a long time since I used a garment pattern and I found it very frustrating: so many pieces, such complicated organization of the instructions, those wide seam allowances. In addition patterns are amazingly expensive, serious sticker shock to me. So I don't think I'll be making my own clothes any time soon.