Wednesday, March 11, 2009

50's Skully Apron

Okay this post will be edited to include action shots and a downloadable pdf pattern.


about 1.57 yards of material in any combination half is lining for the pockets and apron
Iinterfacing 22 x 2 inches
thread to match your fabric
sewing machine
approx 25 inches of trim or more depending on how you want it to look.

Add a .5 inch seam allowance to cut edges (but not on the fold) of the pieces in the pattern

1 Apron front
1 Apron lining (see fold line on pattern)
2 ties 5 x 30 inches (this includes seam allowanc
1 waistband 5 x 23 inches

  • Sew the waistband and ties pieces together to get one long strip that is  5 x 82
  • Fold in half good sides together and sew the edges closed EXCEPT the 22 inch waist band
  • Clip corners and press the seams back, paying special attention to the waist band
  • Sew the pocket bit – place the pocket and the pocket lining good sides together and sew the top edges together. 
  • Clip the corners and turn right side out and press down the seam and face stitch this top edge for strength. 
  • Baste the curved edge together at a .25 inch seam allowance. Add any trim needed at this time... I didn't because I had a busy print already. 
  • Now place your pocket bit on top of the good side of the front of your appron. line up the edges and pin down 
  • Next mark out your pockets with with a ruler and tailors chalk. Sew down the sections to create smaller pockets
  • Next you need to make a sandwich of the pieces with the good sides facing in. I place them in this order. Front with pockets. Edge trim facing in. Lining good side facing in. Once everything is lined up sew the curvy edge. Notch the curve (take little v chuncks out of the curviest part) and press down the seams. Turn right side out and press down. Face stitch around the curvy bit if desired at this point. 
  • Find the middle of your apron bib and the middle of your waist band. Tuck (and pin) the apron into the gap in the waist band matching up these two bits. Continue to tuck the apron in making small gathers when you get to the sides. Make sure your gathers are even on both sides. Sew down and you are done!
This is just my plus size version with added pockets... I got all the ideas from this awesome craftster: 

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