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Chef Apron Pattern
Lederhosen style?
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Date: 10/2/13 12:55 PM

I am looking for a full front apron pattern that DOES NOT go around the neck. Instead it has straps going straight down the back with a Lederhosen-style strap connecting the two in the back. I realize I could maybe figure out how to do it on my own, but I'm not that advanced of a sewer and am just wondering if anyone knows of a pattern with this style. Thanks in advance!

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Date: 10/2/13 6:37 PM

Is the first apron on this page what you are looking for?
1945 utility cap and apron

This link is to a free pdf of vintage patterns. The apron I think you are looking for is in the second, 27-page booklet. Actually there are two in there with the straps you describe.

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Date: 10/2/13 10:23 PM

Thanks for the great link, LoriB! I favor full aprons with straps that anchor at the waist (as well as smocks), since they don't pull on the neck and shoulders. Fit needs to be more precise, but the difference in comfort is discernible when I'm cooking all day.

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Date: 10/3/13 10:38 AM

The stress of the neck strap is not as inconsequential as it might seem to those not used to wearing an apron for much time. I have not been able to use a neck strap apron for years, and it has begun to bother DH also.
I have used a tabbard-style apron, but it is not my preference, seems too loose when I reach for things. Same thing with the smock-style - I have tried a lot of fixes over the years! I have seen a couple of that style on occasion in the big 4 patterns.
On the commercially made aprons I buy at Sam's, my usual modification is to use the waist strip to make a loop, cut the neck strap and add twill tape. The straps crisscross in the back and I make them long enough to tie around the waist, which is what we like. (When we were doing meals at church - for 15 years - during teaching series, in the last few years, I embroidered the bib of the apron for our helpers and ourselves. Usually I added the name, which was a lot easier than dealing with a name tag on top of an apron.)

-- Edited on 10/14/13 11:24 PM --

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Date: 10/3/13 11:36 AM

THAT'S IT!!!!!
Thank you soooo much! I have been looking all over the net and yet I finally think to ask on Pattern Review and you were kind enough to help! Thank you!

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Date: 10/3/13 11:52 AM

I recently purchased the gathering apron pattern from Sew Liberated, which has a criss-cross strap feature that I like, as I've also noticed issues with many of the neck-strap style aprons. Here's a link (hope it works):

Sew Liberated Gathering Apron

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Date: 10/13/13 11:42 PM

I sew a loop or a "D" ring at the point the waist ties would go on each side. Then make the straps long enough to cross at the back and thread through the rings and tie at the front. It means the apron is adjustable for all sizes too.

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Date: 10/16/13 9:40 AM

I am thinking of getting this Sense and Sensibility apron pattern, and shortening it a bit. It seems like it would be comfortable, easy to put on, and very effective.

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In reply to AnneM <<


Date: 10/16/13 10:11 AM

I really like this pattern (I'd shorten it as well). However, I do think I'd have trouble with the straps falling down. I have sloping shoulders and have awful trouble with bra straps!!!
Drives me nuts!
I've always loved aprons but most of them I don't wear because of the strap around the neck; I find it uncomfortable. I think it'd probably be okay for someone who wears collared shirts, but I don't.




-- Edited on 10/16/13 10:13 AM --

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Date: 10/17/13 9:24 AM

I'd probably have trouble with the straps on my narrow shoulders, though moving the attachment point a bit towards the center might help. Criss-cross straps are the most reliable for me to keep in place.

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