The Apron

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This fabric called out to me one day and told me I needed an apron.  A lined, pleated, top stitched apron.  In patch work.  No matter that I had never made one before.  It didn’t  matter that I didn’t have a pattern because I was not sure how to follow one anyway.  I had the pattern in my head.

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Do you think I cut these pockets wrong?

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Do you this think I made the pockets too small?

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Grab a plate to mark a curve in bigger pockets.  Now I inherited my Mother-in Law’s sewing tools including her French curve ruler.  But I never knew what you used it for until I saw it in a sewing video in YouTube, after I finished the apron!

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Small pockets look good on the big pockets.  Wait a minute, is this turning into a cargo apron?

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Box pleats seemed easy enough

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Magnetic jewelry clasps make a handy needle picker upper

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Bottom is done

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Sewing on the waist band and sash to the apron bib which my husband suggested I add.   I top stitched around the  bib and the skirt at the suggestion of Marie Elcin who is a fiber artist that I was taking a design class with at the Fleisher Art Memorial.

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Rip out and resew three times

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And Voila!

4 responses to “The Apron

  1. Hello, gorgeous apron! I’ve never really *wanted* an apron, but now I may have a change of heart — love the double pockets and the patchwork. Would be a great stash buster!

  2. That is one fancy apron….Love the double pockets, and the obi-ness of the sash. Is this a crafting apron or a cooking apron? (I might be hungry.)

    • Thanks! It started out to be a crafting apron but then morphed into a cooking apron. I have fabric for a crafting apron based on a Japanese pattern but I probably will not get back into sewing until the Fall.

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