While a little more time consuming than the half apron, the pleated apron was just as easy. A few more pleats since you are pleating the front bodice as well as the bodice lining but it all went together very easily. The one thing I will change on this one for the next time? I am going to add a few more inches to the bodice length. This will also require my adding inches to the bodice sides. It would be really cool if these instructions were included in the pattern but most of these patterns are made with an average height woman in mind. I am a few inches over average....every woman in my family is. This apron, however, was made for a friend who just turned 40 and happens to be vertically challenged, so there! A perfect fit! This is the shortest length option. I think I prefer this length vs. the mid length.
Split Bodice Full Apron
(This one is mine!)
Again, easy to follow instructions and a quick project. This bodice has a drawstring neckline and when I make another one for myself (my goal is to have one for every day of the week!) I will definitely add a few more inches to the bodice. As you can see, it needs to be just a little longer to look right. I might also pull the bodice sides all the way to the end of the apron sides. I don't know, I might like it with "fuller coverage". Don't get me wrong, I love this apron! Super cute!
In my opinion, this would be a great pattern for all levels of sewers. Don't let the pleats or waistline scare you. The instructions are so easy to follow! I especially love that now that I have made all three, the pattern will be easy to adjust to account for my height. I love being tall but it does make it hard to sew for myself with my limited garment sewing history!
***** 5 Fabulous Stars...Again! *****
As usual, if any of you are in the middle of a pattern or project and need just a little help to get you through, please email me! I love to help people complete their projects and if I don't know the answer, I'll find out for you! Also, if there is a pattern that you want me to try out, let me know!
~~A Little Shop News~~
We will be participating in the Fab Shop Network Summer Blowout Sale this month. I will have some super crazy prices on some of our project kits and fabrics. Click on the link for my web site to check it out. This sale starts August 17 and ends August 21. It's a short one so check out the store fast! I'll blog and give you the link the day before the sale starts. Sign up for my blog updates and you'll receive an email to remind you.
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