Friday, January 20, 2012

Pattern Review- Wearing History Apron

 Pattern and fabric all ready to sew! I had this fabric in my stash, the minute I saw it I thought 40s apron! So when Wearing History came out with a new 1940s apron pattern, I knew which fabric to use! Then I found the perfect blue for binding in the quilt fabric stash. I chose the medium size to make and I am glad I did, as the apron is snugger fitting then modern aprons.
 Love the scalloped hem! The binding may seem a little daunting, but it really went on quite smoothly. The sweetheart neckline of course was the hardest.
 I pretty much followed the directions exactly. The only changes I made was doing 1/4 inch binding instead of 1/2 inch, finishing the two front seams with a mock french seam ,which I forgot to take pictures of! and adding top stitching across the ties where they attach to the skirt and where the shoulder straps attach to the skirt. I would recommend this on any apron as it is a major stress point and I had to sew a lot back on!















I love all the detail in this pattern! If you are looking for a cute 1940s pattern I would defiantly recommend it. It comes with very detailed directions to help you through all the tricky spots. Plus she has very nice tutorials on her blog. The only thing I would change is the ties, they are a bit short.

10 comments:

  1. Aprons made in this style have to be my favorites! This one is very pretty; do you make your own bias binding?

    I'm so glad I found your blog!

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  2. I did make my own binding! It was my newest discovery last year. I had just never thought about it before, until I was trying to find bias binding to match an odd color. I purchased a metal bias tape maker, the one you pull the fabric strip through and it folds it for you. I keep meaning to do a little tutorial on it, but I forget to take pictures along the way!

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    1. I also make my own binding with the little tape makers. They're very easy to make and can be matched to the fabric so well.

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  3. It looks wonderful!! I'm so thankful for your review and SO EXCITED to see this made up by you :)
    Yours is absolutely adorable!!

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    1. Thanks! I love your pattern! Very good directions and illastrations. I was so excited to make it with this fabric as I knew it would be perfect.

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    2. Thank you, Heide! It took me a very long time to do the instruction pack, so I appreciate your compliment on it very much! Yay!

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  4. Oh my word Heide, it looks so perfect! I am currently working on a 1930s apron myself . I should be finished pretty soon. Congratulations on your adorable finished apron. I love it!!!

    xox,
    Jacqueline

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    1. Super fun! Is it a vintage pattern? Looking forward to seeing it on your blog! :)

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  5. Hi Heide, I just found your site. We seem to have the same likes - aprons, Fiesta and old kitchen utensils. The apron is beautiful!

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  6. Heide, I have just re-found your site and love all the aprons you show. I especially liked this one. I wear an apron (my uniform) every day but would love to have a vintage style like this to wear. I love the buttoned neck fixing. Yes, I agree longer ties would look better , I like my ties to fall to the hem. Great sewing job. Can you make me one? :)
    Kim.

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