Friday, August 23, 2013

An Apron All for Me: A Selfish Sewing Update

If you haven't already entered my giveaway, please go here to do so.  It's open until tomorrow night.

I have been wanting to make an apron for myself for a long time, but have been putting it off while looking for a pattern that I really like.  After spilling greasy tomato sauce on my favorite only pair of jeans this week, I decided that I couldn't put it off any longer.

Thankfully, I had just happened upon See Kate Sew's Ruffled Apron pattern, which you can get for free if you sign up for her newsletter.  I had 2 yards of some Fairy Tale Friends fabric by American Jane on hand that I had bought about a year ago and a layer cake of the same line (which I pulled 1 square from for the pocket), so I went ahead and washed the fabric, printed out the pattern pieces and cut out everything.  The pattern suggests 1 yard of main fabric for the skirt (44" x 20"), 1 bodice piece (12.5" & cut on the fold) & 4 main lining straps (3" wide each & cut on the fold), but I was not able to arrange these pieces all on the fold out of just the 1 yard, so I had to cut the straps not on the fold and sew them together.  No big deal, but if you want to be able to cut all the pieces on the fold, I would suggest getting 1 1/3 yard just to be sure.

I sewed everything together and, except for one little mistake of sewing the skirt on backwards to the bodice, it was easy going.  The gathering of ruffles is very easy to do if you haven't attempted it before and the instructions and diagrams make it very easy to understand the steps.

Thanks to my goofy 14 yr. old niece, Samantha, who took beaucoups of pics of me, all the while laughing at me and my ridiculous poses.  I guess we managed one or two decent ones.

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  1. Super cute! I want one! And I think I have just the fabric, haha! :)

  2. Love it! practical yet cute. I need to make myself an apron, just can't figure out which one.

  3. LOL, love your look in the last picture! The apron is very cute!!!
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  4. What an awesome apron! I love everything about it. I am so happy I found your blog. I am off to enter your giveaway.

  5. Very cute, Alyce! I always take 50-60 photos when I have to "model" something. Lots of outtakes. I think the neck ruffle is darling.

  6. That is really an adorable apron! I love the fabrics you used.
    And the pictures are priceless!
    Have a great weekend.
    xo jan