Quilting, Farming, Variety

Tuesday, October 1, 2013

October Apron

Well, I'm back with the tenth apron(s).  My how time flies!!

This is the pattern I used for this month,

and this was the first apron I made using the pattern.  I liked it a lot and it was "so easy"; however there were two things I wanted to change: I don't like ties at the neck, and the neck bands seemed too flimsy just using one thickness of fabric.  I had seen aprons like this on Pinterest where the neck band was one continuing piece and the apron was slipped on over the head.  So I tried both, doubling the neck band fabric and cutting it in one piece.  Liked it so much better!  Here are the results:



one for spring,

one for fall.

This pattern uses a lot of bias tape, but I have a bias tape maker gadget so I can make my own tape to match the neck bands.  I believe the tape maker will pay for itself after about two aprons.  The pattern is from Simplicity, number A1536, and I do believe it's my favorite to make, so far.  Only two more to go, then I must come up with something else for next year.  Ideas?

Charlotte



11 comments:

  1. Wow, love all your new aprons. You had such a good idea for the neck line. Great choice of fabrics.

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  2. So many things to sew- maybe placemats or mug rugs or throw rugs or stuffed toys or lap quilts?

    I like this aprons, I wear them often and. My favorite style are made similar to this with a slip over the head neck band. I think they are more comfortable than having ties at my neck. But I do have a cranky neck and won't wear necklaces with any weight either.

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  3. I do think the aprons you have made by this pattern are my favorites too ~ both practical and pretty. I am sure you have some good ideas up your sleeve for next year ~ looking forward to seeing what you come up with.

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  4. Your new aprons are very nice! I don't like the ties around my neck either. Nancy

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  5. Ooooh~ these are wonderful, Charlotte... and as usual, your fabric choices are perfect!! I love how you made the neck line differently~ that was a great idea!!

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  6. These are beautiful, Charlotte! I like the way you changed it too. My mom had an apron similar to this I can remember her wearing when I was a child. Sweet memory. :-) Have a good week!

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  7. Love these. You always make such beautiful aprons. I love the neckline the most. Congrats on your new book. I hope you post it when it's finished. Hugs and love.

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  8. Oh! I really like that pattern! Very pretty and with the way you did the neck, easy to put on and take back off.

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  9. I like those! Only they don't seem all that easy. I like your ideas about the neck, too. Maybe you could make potholders/oven mits or place-mats/table-runners.

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  10. Wow! I love your new aprons The colors and patterns are so pretty. I love the red. Your choice of fabrics is awesome!

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