Monday, November 12, 2012

FO: Sassy Apron

I love to cook and I’m pretty good at it to boot.  :) I often have marathon freezer cooking sessions and I end up getting flour all over myself.  At least now I’ll look super-cute wearing flour all over myself!
I started by sketching a basic design concept.  I used fabrics I already had.
The most important detail was the sweetheart neckline that I wanted.  I had the formalwear pattern Simplicity 4070 in my stash and I did some figuring to get the pattern on the damask centered just right.  Susan Khalje's couture dress class on Craftsy was full of invaluable information that I pulled from for this pattern.  I also wanted a curved effect on the bodice, which involved even more measuring and figuring.  I'm happy with the end result, though I would prefer the bodice to be a bit more fitted than it is.

I don’t like to make more work for myself, so I cut my skirt fabric selvedge to selvedge and just hemmed the bottom edges of the skirts.  Admittedly, I feel pretty smart about this!  I neglected to get a picture, but I did also line the bodice in white batiste for stability.
Here’s out it turned out! (yes, I did put the apron straight to work and got flour on it.)  I decided just to do a straight hem on the skirts instead of using bias tape.  I also didn’t attach the pocket.  I made one, but I can’t figure out exactly how to attach it without being too bulky.

You will be seeing a lot more of this blue-green fabric.  I bought 4 yards of it and I’m just about finished with the Colette Parfait dress I’m making with it!  Bye readers!

3 comments:

  1. What a sweet apron. Super cute for sure.

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    1. Thank you! I knew I did good on the apron when I emailed a friend a picture showing off my new haircut and he responded back, "nice apron." lol!

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