Wednesday, 26 December 2012

Hiding gift sewing

Santa's workshop was open until Christmas Eve. Well Santa outsourced a couple of projects to my sewing room and while it would have been a challenge sewing with the intended recipient (DH) in the house, DH didn't notice what I was doing. And that's a good thing.
This dressing gown (Butterick 6837) was tested in an old flanellette sheet and DH wore it for me, he ignored the experience and he continued to go back and tinker on the bicycles.

A day earlier, I was using Steam a seam lite 2 to position the pockets of this man apron at the ironing board so you can't really see where the pockets are positioned, DH came over to ask me a question so I casually folded the print on itself so only the white back of the fabric showed. I calmly walked to DH and continued the conversation. Nothing strange to look at here.  
Long story short, DH loves both gifts. The barista now has an official man coffee apron. He loves the print and said it screamed DH. The man functions well after 2 cups of coffee. 

In case you're wondering, the green striped tape on the apron is there to hang a towel from, while DH is making coffee. I traced the apron from an existing apron that DH already owns so there was no need to test it for size :))



Thank you to everyone who sent me holiday wishes. Bring on 2013!

12 comments:

Kyle said...

"Man Coffee Apron"--that is great!
Well done with your "nothing to look at here" sewing!

Faye Lewis said...

Great robe and you know I have an apron affinity!

Renata said...

Trust a man not to notice. Both perfect gifts. I love the fabric in the apron. Now, what about something/s from those Patrones. Happy New Year!

velosewer said...

Faye, I'm glad this aided your apron affinity.
Renata, I have the Patrones tracing with me right now:))

MushyWear said...

Two wonderful gifts for your DH. I love the coffee print and adding the ribbon for the towel was such a great idea! Wishing you all the best in 2013!

Sheila said...

Lovely gifts and wishing you and yours a Happy New Year.

themateriallady said...

The management is similarly unobservant!
I love the idea of a tape to hang an apron from on the apron -inspired. I hope you wont mind me using that idea on some aprons as gifts for the future?

velosewer said...

Dear TML,
Please feel free to use my idea and make it work for you.
Improving on anything that I've sewn would give me great pleasure in seeing how your apron has worked out.

Janine said...

That is quite funny ! I often joke about my DH and his man looks when he can not find anything right under his nose. I sewed him a shirt for xmas and didn`t bother hiding it in my sewing room - he just doesn`t take any notice what goes on in there ( unless I left the lights on )so he was totally surprised to receive his homemade shirt. How cool to find some coffee fabric - perfect.

Sharon said...

Two great presents for DH and love how they don't seem to notice what we are up to.

Gabrielle Corbett said...

Love it - I'm sure my partner wouldn't notice what I was doing either! I hope you have a terrific sewing year in 2013.

Erica said...

I love both of those pieces. The apron fabric is awesome!

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