Vintage Styled Half Apron

When my great-grandmother passed away my mother was lucky enough to get some of her everyday aprons, which she has loaned to me to admire and copy. This half apron really caught my eye, it reminds me of a smiley face.

Since it is only a half apron I thought it would be a good one to start with.

I made a practice one with an old sheet and some random bias tape. I had added some width to the original apron and I ended up having to take it in.

This is my first finished apron, it still needs some tweaking(it is still a bit wide and I have not decided what sort of pockets I'm going to add).

Here's a detail of the tie and waistband, I made the ties wider than the band and then gathered them to fit. I like the bow in the back to be kind of poofy.

And here's a detail of the ruffle and the bias binding. I made my own bias tape for the first time and I think it turned out really nice. I may add a large pocket across the center in the striped fabric and some bows at the top of the ruffle. I will be photographing some of the others aprons soon, I just need to find a model, my great-grandmother was a very petite woman and I just don't do them justice.


Grizzly Mountain Arts said...

Very pretty! I love those colors!

Jennifer said...

Very nice! I love making my own bias tape, too ... especially with stripes ... you did a great job with it!