|Retro/Vintage Apron Patterns|
Multiple sizing from S (8-10) to XL (20-22)
Did it look like the photo/drawing on the pattern envelope once you were done sewing with it? Yes it did
Making this pattern was not difficult, but the process was somewhat tedious. Sewing on the bias binding gave a cute effect, but was time consuming.
What did you particularly like or dislike about the pattern?
Fabric Used: Quilting fabric: black/pink floral calico, and black solid, pink bias trim.
Pattern alterations or any design changes you made: none, really, but I would, next time (see below)
Would you sew it again? I would make it again, but with some differences in construction. Using only 1/4" seams, they tended to shred apart, even with the bias binding. (Or perhaps I expect too much of my aprons, since I use them as, well, aprons!?)
If I were to do it again, I would use 1/2" reinforced seams, on the inside, then sew on bias tape as a trim over those seams for the look, then finally encase the outer edges in bias trim, perhaps. I'd also reinforce the area to which the apron (waist) ties are attached, maybe using a double layer of fabric, for stability..
Conclusion: This is a neat pattern, I love the designs! With patience your results will be quite similar to the pattern package image. But the construction techniques that are described in the instructions are really not suitable for a garment that will see some wear and tear, which is to be expected with an apron, IMHO.