|McCall's: 5284 (Misses' Aprons) - Type:Accessories |
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McCall's Pattern Info
|Pattern Rating:||Easy & Great for Beginners |
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|Available for sale on PR: $12.76 (See envelope) |
|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.
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?
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.
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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