While we are on the subject of aprons…. Here is another pattern I picked up, but not at Hobby Lobby. I stumbled on it while at Uhm, cough, Wal-Mart.
Yeah, yeah yeah, what can I say. Sure I can sit at JoAnns and sit through looking through books of patterns but I’m on limited time. This one just popped out at me on one of their racks. I do have other patterns I purchased but dang, this one is sooooo easy. Maybe that’s why Simplicity came up with “Its So Easy”. The other thing when Hobby Lobby has their patterns on sale the it’s so easy is NOT 99 cents, they stay at the 6 dollar price. Remember I used to work there. Oh yeah I quit my day job to pursue my dream.
Anyways this pattern at Walmart was under two bucks. You can’t go wrong can you. Pattern number A8120. Comes in 3 sizes and a little girls pattern too!
The thing I like about this pattern is that it has a big pocket for the front and then the back that creates that big pocket. Then the waist band. Did I tell you I really don’t look at the instructions? I just look and toss to the side. Maybe because I’m a seasoned sewer.
Basically the biggest part is making the waistband. The fast and easy is attaching the bias tape to the pocket edges and the edges to the two main pattern pieces.
Most of the aprons I am making are 14-16, however I’m an 18 and these fit me. Only takes less than 7/8th of fabric, but if you know how to lay the pattern you can use less. Even when I am short on fabric for the waistband, I know how to improvise. I even make the straps longer.
When I did the first set of aprons I asked my daughter, pattern says use contrasting fabric for waistband. I said don’t you think the same fabric as the pocket looks better?she said visual mom, visual, lol. Yes she is like me. Grabbed the fabric laid it and she said yup you got it. Don’t use the plain stuff. On the pink Eiffel Tower, ran out of fabric and bought it last year so I had to opt for plain. But heck it looks great!
Here are the first ones completed, 4 more to finish, but heck I’m not done making these. I have a lot of polka dot fabric to make a lot of these “retro style half aprons”!
The gal at the new location saw photos of these and she said these are a must.
Am I having fun yet? I think so.
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