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Title: Retro Orange-Flowered Apron [w/ Tutorial]
Post by: lenalove on May 11, 2006 10:05:25 PM


See Tutorial Below

I made this apron out of the same pattern I made up for my friend's (https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=90730.msg857479#msg857479), but I changed it up a little. Since I'm not much of a baker, I thought I could use this for sewing; the big pocket's so I can listen to my ipod, the medium pocket is for thread, and the smallest is for pins and needles. The actual thing is much brighter/lighter, but my camera isn't too good with colors.

http://i46.photobucket.com/albums/f112/piikochan/sunnyapron1.jpg

http://i46.photobucket.com/albums/f112/piikochan/sunnyapron2.jpg

http://i46.photobucket.com/albums/f112/piikochan/sunnyapron3.jpg

It was pretty easy to make -- I'm not terribly experienced with sewing -- but if anyone would like a tutorial I'd be glad to make one.

--------ETA Tutorial

1. Sketch the base pattern on newspaper (or whatever you prefer to use, but make sure it's large enough). As far as size goes, I cut mine to be about 32 inches at the widest point, 18 inches tall in the middle, and 24 inches wide at the very top. Note that my waist is 26 inches and I'm 5'7", so you may or may not want to alter these measurements.

For me, it was easiest to make some marks at these points and connect them, then fold the paper in half before cutting it out so the sides are symmetrical.

The final thing should look like this:

http://i46.photobucket.com/albums/f112/piikochan/1.jpg

2. Use the pattern you just made to cut out two pieces. One will be the front and the other will be the back of the apron.

3. If you want lace or a ruffle, baste it onto the good side of the front peice. Make sure that the edges touch. (See image below)

4. Put the good sides of the front and back peices together (with the lace in between them) and sew about 1/2 inch from the edge all the way around the curve. Don't sew the straight edge.

http://i46.photobucket.com/albums/f112/piikochan/2.jpg

5. Pull out the thread you basted with, then pull the good sides to the outside and iron flat. Your apron should now look something like this:

http://i46.photobucket.com/albums/f112/piikochan/3.jpg

6. If you want pockets, cut out two pieces of fabric in the shape you want and repeat steps 4-5 on them. Fold the top down inside or behind and sew it down flat.

7. Sew on the pockets. I sew them through both layers of fabric so they'll hold more weight, but if you want you can do this before Step 4 so that the stiches aren't visible on the back.

8. Gather the top of the apron.

9. Cut out three strips of fabric for the belt. Each should be about 5 inches wide; one should be just long enough to cover just the front of your waist, the other two should be the same length as each other and long enough to cover the rest of your waist and tie a bow. Fold all in half and iron, then fold up the bottom and top 1/2 inch and iron:

http://i46.photobucket.com/albums/f112/piikochan/4.jpg

10. Slip the gathered edge of the apron inside of the short band and pin in place. It's best if you try to match up the back and front edges of it so that the sewing is even on both sides. Sew in place.

11. On each long band, turn one corner inside-out and sew about 1/2 inch from the edge; flip it back and iron flat. On the other side, fold the edge about 1/2 inch on the underside and iron flat.

12. Slip the end of the attached band inside the unsewn end of a long band. Sew across (I also reversed for added strength).

13. Sew along the unfolded side to close up the band.



I'll leave it up to you how you disguise/get rid of the loose threads. Feel free to ask me if any part of my instructions confused you and I'll upload an image of it. I'd love to see how ya'lls come out!!


Title: Re: Retro Orange-Flowered Apron
Post by: hobaker on May 11, 2006 10:20:30 PM
That is...uber-darling. I love the colours!

I recently wrecked my apron really bad(the floral pattern is completely covered in paint). I've learned to do painting in a painting apron and cooking in a cooking apron...

Tutorial, por favor?  ;)


Title: Re: Retro Orange-Flowered Apron
Post by: groschveux on May 11, 2006 11:09:20 PM
Beautiful! Loving everything about it.
What does the other side look like? Is it reversible?


Title: Re: Retro Orange-Flowered Apron
Post by: hobik on May 11, 2006 11:50:07 PM
Ahh!  I LOVE it.  I've been meaning to make an apron!  The only other thing I do with my time besides my boyfriend and sewing and friends (and school--ugh, but we can forget about that :D) is bake.  I got some cute fabric intending to make an apron, and that was going to be my next project, besides maybe a halter top.  But anyway, what I'm saying is that I'd love love a tutorial :D


Title: Re: Retro Orange-Flowered Apron
Post by: catherineblack on May 12, 2006 07:37:08 AM
How cute! I'd love a tutorial! My mum has been looking to buy an apron like this for ages, she only likes these half-length aprons, so she'd be delighted if I made her one. Love the orange trimming!
Cat x


Title: Re: Retro Orange-Flowered Apron
Post by: lenalove on May 12, 2006 02:03:42 PM
What does the other side look like? Is it reversible?

The back is the same orange fabric as the pockets and belt. It would be reversible except that I sewed the pockets on through both layers (because I want the large one to be able to hold my old ipod), so you can see the sewing.


Title: Re: Retro Orange-Flowered Apron
Post by: groschveux on May 12, 2006 02:33:06 PM
What does the other side look like? Is it reversible?

The back is the same orange fabric as the pockets and belt. It would be reversible except that I sewed the pockets on through both layers (because I want the large one to be able to hold my old ipod), so you can see the sewing.

Thank you for clearing that up and for taking the time to make this great tutorial!  


Title: Re: Retro Orange-Flowered Apron [w/ Tutorial]
Post by: arrhythmia on May 12, 2006 05:00:55 PM
What a beautiful apron! I love the colors and the eyelet trim and the fun design! Lovely!


Title: Re: Retro Orange-Flowered Apron [w/ Tutorial]
Post by: catherineblack on May 13, 2006 07:07:56 AM
thanks so much for the tutorial! much appreciated - will give it a go soon!
Cat x ;)


Title: Re: Retro Orange-Flowered Apron [w/ Tutorial]
Post by: tejas_princess on September 28, 2006 12:19:14 PM
Oh how cool... i was searching for a 50s style apron and this is PERFECT... haha.. its been a long time since this was posted though


Title: Re: Retro Orange-Flowered Apron [w/ Tutorial]
Post by: balletfreak on March 19, 2007 09:28:24 AM
this is cute...i kind of want to make it...not that i need an apron or anything....


Title: Re: Retro Orange-Flowered Apron [w/ Tutorial]
Post by: runyerpockets77 on May 27, 2007 12:58:59 AM
I'm am going to make this as soon as I get some lace.  Yessss.


Title: Re: Retro Orange-Flowered Apron [w/ Tutorial]
Post by: I am Burning Star IV on May 27, 2007 10:08:37 AM
hehehe I would love to make this blythe sized and human sized for me! I love the pattern, thanks for the tutorial!


Title: Re: Retro Orange-Flowered Apron [w/ Tutorial]
Post by: ChunkyMunkee_xo on November 07, 2007 06:13:18 AM
 :o
HOLY!!
I freakin love that!
I dont use aprons either but you've just managed to make me want to make one.
Perhaps I could use it for sewing like you do.  :D
Brilliant job!

-BOOKMARKED!-


Title: Re: Retro Orange-Flowered Apron [w/ Tutorial]
Post by: crafterbation on April 25, 2008 05:05:52 PM
Thanks so much for this tutorial. The design is perfect! I just finished up a project using your pattern and I love how it turned out!

(http://www.crafterbation.org/wp-content/uploads/2008/04/finished-apron-1.jpg)

(http://www.crafterbation.org/wp-content/uploads/2008/04/finished-apron.jpg)

I posted a little more about it here (https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=242410.0).

Thank you so much!

-Rae




Title: Re: Retro Orange-Flowered Apron [w/ Tutorial]
Post by: longtimegeek on April 25, 2008 05:44:53 PM
OH OH OH - Crafterbation ---- meee want.....



Title: Re: Retro Orange-Flowered Apron [w/ Tutorial]
Post by: sugar-magnolia on April 25, 2008 09:25:11 PM
Wow, this is such a good idea!  I'm always wearing hoodies when I sew so I can have somewhere for my ipod, but a cute apron would be so much cuter!


Title: Re: Retro Orange-Flowered Apron [w/ Tutorial]
Post by: Radmom on April 25, 2008 11:09:05 PM
My daughter would be nutz right now if she saw this 0_o. She loves that game, when it first came out that was all that was in the Wii.

Guess I should make her one for the  kitchen...Thanks for the idea! ;D


Title: Re: Retro Orange-Flowered Apron [w/ Tutorial]
Post by: OmJane on April 26, 2008 11:14:50 PM
i really like your color scheme. oddly enough i could really go for an orange right about now.


Title: Re: Retro Orange-Flowered Apron [w/ Tutorial]
Post by: Rakuette on April 27, 2008 02:03:24 AM
i really like your color scheme. oddly enough i could really go for an orange right about now.

i have an orange in the kitchen you can have  ;)

LOVE THIS!
i actually saw crafterbation's apron first and clicked on her link to your post.
*thanks crafterbation*
i have been wanting to make an apron for the kitchen and just needed some inspiration, thanks ladies!
 ;D ;D ;D


Title: Re: Retro Orange-Flowered Apron [w/ Tutorial]
Post by: stick on December 15, 2008 06:36:05 PM
THANK YOU!  I have been looking for the perfect apron pattern and I think you have solved my problem!  Can't wait to get started on this one!


Title: Re: Retro Orange-Flowered Apron [w/ Tutorial]
Post by: lissablair on September 21, 2010 02:01:35 PM
Was browsing through all the "Wear It This Weekend" tutorials and I stumbled upon this DARLING apron, and just had to have one for myself!!  I'm a beadaholic, so I made mine with lots of pockets for various beading accoutrements, and I also made mine reversible, just because I'm a nerd and think reversible things are cool ^_^
https://www.craftster.org/pictures/uploads/233570/233570_21Sep10_apron.jpg (https://www.craftster.org/pictures/uploads/233570/233570_21Sep10_apron.jpg)
https://www.craftster.org/pictures/uploads/233570/233570_21Sep10_apronreverse.jpg (https://www.craftster.org/pictures/uploads/233570/233570_21Sep10_apronreverse.jpg)


Title: Re: Retro Orange-Flowered Apron [w/ Tutorial]
Post by: marissaclay on September 22, 2010 08:06:17 PM
This is so adorable! Thanks for the tutorial...I'm going to be trying this soon for sure!


Title: Re: Retro Orange-Flowered Apron [w/ Tutorial]
Post by: CaptainSuz on September 24, 2010 08:05:16 AM
I love this! Its so perfectly retro


Title: Re: Retro Orange-Flowered Apron
Post by: krisco182 on December 10, 2010 10:20:04 PM
You could try to make pockets for the other side and line them up with your front pockets sewing through all the layers. Then it would be fully reversible.  :)

The back is the same orange fabric as the pockets and belt. It would be reversible except that I sewed the pockets on through both layers (because I want the large one to be able to hold my old ipod), so you can see the sewing.
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Thank you for clearing that up and for taking the time to make this great tutorial!  
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Title: Re: Retro Orange-Flowered Apron [w/ Tutorial]
Post by: cinnasweet on December 13, 2010 11:53:08 AM



LOVE the colors

can't wait to make one myself!