I need to get out more.
This weekend is not the weekend, though.
Mispickel has been clingy since I got her back from the kennel and I promised her I'd stay home this weekend, after I run a few errands. She thanked me by eating a tree roach and then, um, returning it. She had killer hiccups after that so I ended up sleeping in the master bedroom (not my room) to keep an eye on her. I wanted to keep her in a smaller space in case she got sick, and her box and water bowl are in the master bathroom, so I camped out.
She ate like a pig, kept it down at least as long as I was home, and play-attacked my arm this morning so I'm pretty sure she's OK. I still swore I'd stay in, though, and keep her company. She hates being alone and three weeks in the kennel must have been a doozy.
I need a new apron. My current one is actually fine except that it's much too big. Off-the-shoulder aprons should not be a thing. I used my mother's copy of McCall's 3063 (1971), but she's quite a bit taller than I am and we're completely different in build. Mine is the yellow apron in the upper picture, and I made it without buttonholes (I just sewed the straps together). It's nice not to have fasteners. But it's huge. It's large even by large standards.
I have far more apron patterns than I will ever need aprons, but of course none of them are just what I want. Of course.
I like a fairly loose, free-moving apron that doesn't have a lot of fasteners and long ties, which I think are too much maintenance and make laundering a pain (all that tangling). I found this 1920's reproduction pattern on eBay. It's pretty close. I might make it less straight up-and-down because, well, hips, and I'd make the sides higher because I'm that messy. I don't need to pay $15 for another yoke and some rectangles, though. I just made a yoked nightgown:
The fabric will be brown sprigged calico with green trim. Brown calico because being a veterinary assistant taught me that drab brown patterned fabrics can hide any stain, and green trim because why not?
So I think that's going to be my weekend project.
Laugh if you want, but I'm totally making a test muslin of this, too. Yes, I've become the kind of person who promises her cat she'll stay home this weekend, and who makes test muslins of baggy aprons.