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McCall's: 5284 (Misses' Aprons) thumbsup - Type:Accessories    printable version
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Posted on:12/15/13 7:18 PM
Project Photo:McCall's: 5284 by MrsCharisma

McCall's: 5284 by MrsCharisma  McCall's: 5284 by MrsCharisma  
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Pattern Rating:Easy & Great for Beginners
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Fabric:Cotton - Quilting  [See other projects in this fabric]
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Pattern Description:
Aprons have pocket variations; aprons A, B, C are bib aprons; aprons D, E, F are half aprons; apron B has eyelet trim; aprons C, D have rick-rack trim; aprons E, F have contrasting waistband, tie ends, pocket band and ruffle.

Pattern Sizing:

S-XL, I cut a X-Large and added about 2" to center front.

Did it look like the photo/drawing on the pattern envelope once you were done sewing with it?

Pretty much.

Were the instructions easy to follow?

Yes. I had to do a little improvising as I was lining it but otherwise, all good.

What did you particularly like or dislike about the pattern?

I like and hate the ruffle. It's gorgeous finished but gathering that length of fabric is insane. I had to gather in small increments.

I dislike the ties and waistband being the same piece and cut on the bias. I am making a second one and did not cut them on the bias. I wish I had widened the waistband.

Fabric Used:
Quilting cotton from JA, lining is broadcloth

Pattern alterations or any design changes you made:

I added a second pocket and left off the border on the top since I lined them. I also added a lining so I didn't have to do much seam finishing.

The pattern suggests taking the ruffle which is 6" wide and just doing a narrow hem. Uhmm, no thanks. I folded it half, RST and sandwiched it between the main fabric and the lining and stitched.

Would you sew it again? Would you recommend it to others?

It's a quick and easy pattern to sew and fun for a gift!


A gift for a friend and now I'm done making aprons...for now!
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mm said...
You have done very well. I had better get on with mine. The big procrastinator.
12/15/13 11:12 PM
MinaLMcGrady said...
Nice! I love making aprons... I always improvise with ruffles. I almost NEVER use my ruffle foot; I cheat and take a needle and thread- baste and ruffle like that.
12/16/13 1:57 AM
MrsCharisma said...
Thanks! Let's go mm! :) I think if I did something like this again I'd just hand baste it. My longest stitch on my machine isn't long enough. I had a ton of fun making all these aprons.
12/16/13 8:52 AM
Pj3g said...
Love this! Your sewing looks perfect! Nice job on the gathers!
12/16/13 3:00 PM
caper81 said...
All of your aprons turned out really pretty!:) Great idea for gifts. I must keep that in mind for next year:)
12/16/13 5:07 PM
MrsCharisma said...
Thanks! I think they'll go over quite well caper!
12/18/13 3:17 PM
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