Inspired by the marvellous Clutterpunk’s penchant for aprons and pinnies I made my man and myself a pinny to wear when we’re hanging out the laundry. We’ve been having peg “issues” as it would seem that the former owner was a tad shorter than us. With a low laundry line and a hanging peg basket, pegs tend to go flying often. Add two little peg thieves and you’ve got some kind of strange peg economy.
At first sight of Gina’s peg-pocket apron I immediately knew that a similar project needed to be added to my eternally growing list of projects that I want to complete one day.
Flicking through the pages of Enid Gilchrist’s Pinnies ‘n’ Things I found a pattern for the ‘Hold All Pinny’.
That same afternoon when browsing at a local fabric store I stumbled across fabric with a peg print. It felt like a sign. Quicker than it would take me to put on a load of washing I had snapped up some peggy fabric and was heading home to start drafting my peg pinny pattern.
Just between you and me I didn’t really imagine that I would start and finish one so quickly…
I’m really pleased with it. I made a small adjustment to Enid’s pattern – sewing the ties into the waist band rather than sewing them on and then catching them with bias binding. A neater finish me thinks.
Never thought I’d see the day when I’d been looking forward to hanging out a load of washing.