I think this is my favorite and best apron yet. First, the fabric. I bought this fabric about four years ago thinking it was just so beautiful and would make a lovely full length apron. I adore bluebirds and thought it was charming. At the same time I bought cool pink and orange spirograph fabric and an apron pattern. Well, I had such a hard time with that first pattern that I promptly gave up on sewing. Now, here it is four years later and I’ve got some experience and that beautiful fabric just kept calling me out every time I saw it. Reading through the apron instructions I couldn’t believe that four years ago I didn’t understand any of it!
This pattern was shown with contrasting fabrics, but I thought that using all bird fabric with the contrast would be just fine. I could not be more pleased with how that turned out. Also, I cut the center panel specifically so that the birds would be very visible and centered.
My dressform is so curvy and shapely that I think this looks spectacular on her. In fact, a friend commented that it would make a good dress. And wouldn’t it? If you continued all around (but kept the length uniform) and fitted it with a zipper? Basically the apron is panels sewn together with wrong sides together, then the resulting seam edge is incased in 1/4 wide bias binding. you just keep adding them on.
And here it is, finished with straps ( I wish I could have left it strapless, but it didn’t quite stay up):
And in other news, it’s snowing a lot, and we got a cat!