In between blog posts, thinking of new give-aways, being a home school mom, shuttling my kids to dance classes, teaching sewing classes, etc., I am still diligently chipping away at my fabric stash.
Remember those cute place mats I just made and posted a tutorial for? Well, I had about one yard left over of the gingerbread fabric and I said to myself, “Self! You can make the cottage apron from that sweet book you just bought! Your friend Stacie just did, and hers turned out so cute!” So……I did.
The apron pattern called for using ribbon for the waist ties and back straps, but I didn’t have any 2″ wide ribbon on hand. So, I made straps from the remainder of my fabric. Here’s a view of the back of the apron.
The pattern calls for sewing the eyelet to the neckline of the apron AFTER the bias tape binding. This makes the eyelet point towards your face. I liked the way Stacie did hers, so I followed her example instead of the instructions.
Also, the pattern did not call for trimming the pockets with the pre-gathered eyelet, but I love eyelet. So, I chose to add in an extra touch of it….
With the gathers, bust darts, eyelet trim, criss-cross tie backs, etc., I think this is one of the “cutest” aprons that I’ve made so far.
I hope you like aprons, too, because, I’ve got a shameful amount of patterns and good intentions to sew them out soon…… Be forewarned, more aprons to come!
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Jenny Gabriel – alter ego: StitchinJenny
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