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Peacelovenbecca
« on: November 10, 2009 08:25:21 PM »

My boyfriends mother and sister host a girl only Christmas party every year. This year they requested aprons to wear during the party. I copied a 1960's apron that I own. They both have pockets and long ties so they can be worn around your hips or wrapped around your waist.






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Tutorial
This is my first, so might be a little confusing.

Here is the basic pattern (not including waistband)

Front Panel: 3/4 yard fabric (enough for 2)
Side Panels and Waist Band: 1/2 yard fabric
Straps: 1/4 yard
All measurements include seam allowances.

-Cut front panel and straps. Then cut side panel and mirror image of it
- Hem both side panels and front panel (don't worry about hemming the top it will be covered by the waistband)
-Time to lay out pieces.
  - Line up side points so they are even (don't worry about top being completely even)
-Try to make as symmetrical as possible
-Pin around the front panels boarder (as shown in pink)

- Flip to the backside and pin down the straight lines (marked in pink)

-Sew down these back line first
-Now its time to flip over and sew the front down leaving room for the pockets
   -tack one inch on each side on the top
   - leave 6 inches of room to put your hands in the pockets
   - continue sewing front panel to side panels
   - follow hem seams to hide stitches and make it look neater
-Now its time to cut the waistband of your apron. Measure the top length of your apron and add 2-3 inches.

-Use this for the width of your waistband (mine was 20 inches) and 6 inches for the width (for a total of 6x20)

This is what I have found as the easiest way to attach the waist band, but you can use whatever method you wish.
- Center the waistband directly behind your apron, both sides facing up and pin (from the front you will not really be able to see the fabric) and sew.
Back view:

-This is what it looks like after sewing when you flip fabric over to the front

-Pin hem down to avoid fraying and pin the top of waistband to the front of the apron and top stitch.

Straps

- Sew each strap right sides facing in
- Flip straps right side out
- Tuck in one side to inside one tube and top stitch to avoid fraying.

Attach straps to apron by folding under sides of waistband ends and slipping unfinished ends of straps in.

And your done!

Sorry about the quality and quantity of pictures (didn't bring good camera to college).
Let me know if I can clarify anything.
« Last Edit: November 20, 2009 11:46:35 PM by Peacelovenbecca » THIS ROCKS   Logged
jenonfire
« Reply #1 on: November 10, 2009 08:35:34 PM »

Those are really cute! Well Done!
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panda
« Reply #2 on: November 10, 2009 09:08:10 PM »

Absolutely love the apron's ... is there any chance for a tutorial or measurements so we can make them....

may fav is the one with the snowflakes. 
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dancedupapillon
« Reply #3 on: November 10, 2009 10:21:38 PM »

Lovely!  My boyfriend has inlisted my help in making an apron for his mom.  We made a rather frilly one for his sister last year, which went over really well.  Frilly isn't really his mom's style, but this one might fit the bill!  I love that it has pockets.  I want one for myself now!  Well done Cheesy
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Peacelovenbecca
« Reply #4 on: November 10, 2009 11:24:01 PM »

Thank you! I do plan on making some more for myself so I could definitely do a tutorial.
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dancedupapillon
« Reply #5 on: November 11, 2009 10:51:33 AM »

Wonderful! I'll be waiting for it!
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tiamatfire
« Reply #6 on: November 11, 2009 05:27:54 PM »

Super cute!  They look like they don't eat up too much fabric either - I could probably afford to make these as presents even on my budget!  Looking forward to the tutorial  Grin
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McJulie-O
« Reply #7 on: November 11, 2009 06:52:21 PM »

Love the pockets especially....
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cute_anarchy
« Reply #8 on: November 11, 2009 09:23:33 PM »

Really cute, and I love the pockets too!  Everything needs pockets..  I can't wait to see a tutorial, thanks for sharing!
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zgms mommy
« Reply #9 on: November 12, 2009 12:17:23 AM »

I love them! I really like the shape of them. Looking forward to the tute!
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