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Gathering Method by Simplicity
apron on dressform
apron on me ( a little bit blurry )
fabric before cutting
From the pattern envelope:
View A has waistband, ties, and four overlapping ruffles attached to panels. Apron is made from four different fabrics. View B is gathered at waist and has waistband, ties, one pocket with elastic in casing at top edge, and ruffle on outer edge. View C pull-over style has front panel, straps crossed in back, patch pockets, and all outer edges finished with bias tape.
Views A and B, the half aprons, are OSZ and the full apron is sized as S-M-L.
Did it look like the photo/drawing on the pattern envelope once you were done sewing with it?
Yes, except I did not use coordinating fabric. I used one fabric for all layers.
Were the instructions easy to follow?
What did you particularly like or dislike about the pattern?
I really enjoy wearing this apron. It feels dressy but down-to-earth. Really jazzes up whatever you happen to be wearing in the kitchen and it kind of moves in a springy way when you walk.
It also is good for keeping wetness away from your clothes due to all the layers and sometimes I even quickly dry my hands on it, knowing the water won't seep through to my clothing.
100% quilting cotton, redtag clearance at JAF, last of the bolt
It's one of those situations where I liked the fabric better before I "chopped" it up. I think the pattern design on this particular fabric would have been better uninterrupted. However, this is a great mood-lifting blue color, so I'm glad to have it in my apron wearing repertoire.
Pattern alterations or any design changes you made:
The one thing I wish I had done is to make the ties doubled so the wrong side of the fabric wouldn't show. Next time I will try to accomplish this change.
Would you sew it again? Would you recommend it to others?
I have sewn it before and I would definitely sew it again, especially as a gift because I think it has that little extra something that makes it a good gift.
I sewed two aprons this time, one for me and one for a donation.
I do highly recommend this pattern.
A great pattern, at least for View A. View B and C look cute but I haven't sewn them yet.
You might be happier if you double the fabric on the single-layer ties so the wrong side won't show. Just keep that in mind as a possible change.