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MissMouse
« on: November 20, 2011 07:20:59 PM »

I just created my first apron pattern, it's a two tiered apron with lace trim and a sweetheart bib.

I was in love with creating this apron, and am very proud of it!
But, like all creations I'm sure it's not 100% perfect.
So I was wondering if you lovelies could give me some feed back!

I noticed when I put it on that the bib is a bit big, so I'm going to scale it down a little bit, but that's the only thing that I could see wrong with it.

Also, should I find a way to hide the raw edges on the inside of the apron?
Every apron I have has the raw edges showing inside so I'm not sure how to hide them or if I even should.
Thanks!



I'm sorry the picture isn't that greatest. Most of my sewing supplies, including my judy, are no where near where I'm currently living.
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craftyorange
« Reply #1 on: November 20, 2011 08:46:09 PM »

I think your apron is adorable! I love the trim, and the two layers on the bottom. I also love the two fabrics and the lace. It's absolutely cute.  Smiley

As to the raw edges on the wrong side, I would probably line the bib part. I think that taking the time to hide those raw edges gives it that extra push to be really special. It shows that you took time to make it look nice, and if you plan to sell them, people will see that, and see all the detail in it which may get them to buy it.
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MissMouse
« Reply #2 on: November 21, 2011 03:37:15 AM »

I did line the bib to make it a bit more durable, the place where the edges are showing is where the bib meets the skirt part. because it's 2 layers of fabric folding it over a second time would have added to much bulk, especially at the edges with the lace.
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kissthegirl
« Reply #3 on: November 21, 2011 05:34:16 AM »

In regards to where the two skirt layers meet the bib, could you sanwich the bib in between the skirt layers, with the top edge of each skirt layer facing toward the bib? I realize that it would probably take more time to pin and sew, but it would eliminate that raw edge showing.....
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MissMouse
« Reply #4 on: November 21, 2011 10:34:08 AM »

I did think about doing that, but on the edges where the lace is sewed on would be too thick to turn in and sew over. It would be 4 layers of lace (2 pieces of lace doubled over) and 4 layer of fabric (2 pieces doubled over).
It was hard enough to sew over at regular thickness Sad
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MissMouse
« Reply #5 on: November 21, 2011 11:06:35 AM »

This is a picture of what the inside looks like
http://i127.photobucket.com/albums/p130/Lydia-elizabeth/DSCF2008.jpg
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craftyorange
« Reply #6 on: November 21, 2011 03:13:53 PM »

perhaps you could wrap it with some bias tape?
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MissMouse
« Reply #7 on: November 21, 2011 03:24:06 PM »

that's a good idea!
I'll have to try it out, I'm not sure there's enough fabric there to put bias tape over, and it's pretty bulky on the ends because of the lace but I will experiment a bit.
Darn lace, makin' everything difficult.   Tongue
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kissthegirl
« Reply #8 on: November 21, 2011 07:35:21 PM »

Do you have a serger?? That would at least give it a more finished raw edge and help prevent fraying...
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MissMouse
« Reply #9 on: November 21, 2011 08:52:56 PM »

I do not, I'm a very poor student Tongue
I think I'm going to try turning the ends in towards each other and see if I can sew through the bulk.
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