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Topic: McCall's 5643 - Retro style aprons  (Read 5674 times)
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« on: June 28, 2008 09:21:13 PM »

Let me start by saying that I think the pattern is super cute & leaves a lot of room for creativity.  I like the way the aprons I've made so far have turned out.  I also like all the more feminine apron patterns that have come out lately because I think they're fun to make as gifts.  That said...

I was a little disappointed in some aspects of the pattern.  There was at least one large typo/printing error where there was a diagram of a piece misnumbered kind of out of nowhere - it didn't belong in the C instructions.  In addition, I really felt that the waistband should have had interfacing with all the pieces that were attached because it felt flimsy.  I also was puzzled that there was no topstiching in the instructions, so I did my own.  I didn't want to be responsible when my friend washes her aprons & has to re-press out seams.  It just seemed like kind of a sloppy pattern.

If you can tolerate that, though, and understand basic sewing/clothing construction, then this pattern shouldn't present any problems.  Because of the cuteness, I think it's worth a try.  I have only made View C so far, which is the Sophie's Diner one.  I have some fabric for the Louise's Cafe apron, but haven't cut it out yet.

Here is the pattern:


Here are my first 2 aprons using the pattern:


I am collecting cotton Hawaiian fabric scraps for a quilt if you wanted to send any my way!
« Reply #1 on: June 28, 2008 10:41:49 PM »

Those are cute. Love that pattern, going to have to get it!

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« Reply #2 on: June 28, 2008 11:23:07 PM »

number two is cute

« Reply #3 on: April 12, 2009 06:34:38 AM »

these are awesome! I'm totally  going to make these ... at some point... really, I will Wink Thank you for your post! Smiley

« Reply #4 on: May 18, 2010 11:48:06 PM »

you did a great job and your review of the pattern was really thorough and gave much insight!
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