|Butterick: 5125 (See & Sew Aprons) - Type:Easy to Sew |
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Butterick Pattern Info
|Pattern Rating:||Easy & Great for Beginners |
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|Available for sale on PR: $2.39 (See envelope) |
|Fabric:||Cotton [See other projects in this fabric]|
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|Pattern Description: |
A straightforward apron pattern with a little bit of flare with the ruffle. Half or full apron with bow or pocket optional. I'm a 16/18, 5' 9", 210lbs and it fits me easily in the large pattern because the ties really adjust the fit.
Did it look like the photo/drawing on the pattern envelope once you were done sewing with it?
Yup! I like to mix up the fabrics for accents though.
Were the instructions easy to follow?
Easy instructions though I did have to look up "understitching". It is not easy to understand through the instructions for a beginner.
What did you particularly like or dislike about the pattern?
I was able to easily add the pocket in place of the bow by laying part of pattern b over pattern a and transferring the symbols. It really IS the same pattern translated 2 ways.
I've made this twice. The first time was with cotton and the second with a vintage cotton pillow case.
Pattern alterations or any design changes you made:
The first time I attempted to make it into a dress, adding darts to the front. The dress didn't pan out, but I kept it as an apron and have worn it so much I need a new one!
The second time I made it with an old pillowcase trying to go for a vintage feel. Using old fabric is a new challenge because it is so fragile and has holes and fading. I patched the holes with interfacing and added rickrack and piping, actually taking the pocket from the half apron and putting it on the full apron.
Would you sew it again? Would you recommend it to others?
I plan on sewing this again very soon with some retro fabric that will be more durable. I might even pleat the skirt instead of pinning the ruffles.
It took me a whole day to get back into the swing of sewing this pattern, but I was rusty and had to look up quite a few definitions to make sure I was doing everything right. Now that I'm all up-to-date, I'm pretty sure I could finish one of these on a rainy Sunday. And the half apron should be even quicker!
You can see my step my step process over at my blog, Creating Miranda.
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