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Simplicity: 3544 thumbsup - Type:Crafts    printable version
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Posted on:11/10/13 1:56 PM
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Simplicity: 3544 by aunrea  Simplicity: 3544 by aunrea  
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Pattern Rating:Mediocre Pattern
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Pattern Description: Misses 1950's Retro Aprons

Pattern Sizing: S, M, L; I made a medium.

Did it look like the photo/drawing on the pattern envelope once you were done sewing with it? As best as I could do.

Were the instructions easy to follow? They were clear enough that I could eventually figure it out but this is not for beginners. I also read the instructions before I started so I knew what was expected before I got started.

What did you particularly like or dislike about the pattern? The bias tape was a big pain! I couldn't find 1/4" bias tape in the color I wanted so I used 1/2" bias tape. That was a mistake, the 1/2" looks fine but you can no longer see the scalloped look because I just couldn't get the 1/2" to fold to make the inward points. Also around the tight curves it tends to warp. Also it said it needed 3 packs of bias tape. I bought 4 because I wanted to make a pot holder and wanted to make sure I had enough. It was a good things. I was about 6" too short on the apron! I had to piece the back corners to cover them.

Now to put on the apron you have to tie the back, then crisscross the straps and button them. I bought rooster shaped buttons which was another mistake. They are hard to button when you are facing them, but trying to do it behind your back is near impossible. I buttoned them before trying the apron on after my first attempt of buttoning them behind me.

Fabric Used: Quilters cotton

Would you sew it again? Would you recommend it to others? Most likely no.

Conclusion: Pretty apron but not worth the effort put into it.

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WinterQueen said...
How pretty is this?! Looks amazing too, well done :)x
11/10/13 5:50 PM
sew4grands said...
Love your chicken fabric, well done, even with the not so fun pattern
11/11/13 4:08 AM
Chempac said...
I just love retro aprons! Even though you feel too much time was put in to it, looks really great.
11/12/13 8:59 AM
amynxdx said...
looks great!
1/6/14 3:44 PM
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