Sunday, September 16, 2012

Apron - Butterick 5474


This pattern is a  Vintage-styled apron that has five views (3 full aprons, 2 half aprons). I made view A a halter style full apron with ruffles.
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All sizes are in one envelope. For the skirt part of this apron I  made a medium and for the bust area I made a large as I was worried it would not fit me up top.  As it happens next time I would make a medium up top! (see more details about this below)
This is a photo of the Pattern envelope
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The apron looked like the photo/drawing on the pattern envelope once I was done sewing with it, apart from I did not add the pockets to the apron skirt.
The instructions were extremely easy to follow and clearly illustrated.

What I really love about this pattern is the cute vintage styling and the versatility of the pattern.  However what I really did not like was making all the ruffles, saying that the end result was great, and definitely made all the effort of making the ruffles worth all the trouble!  I just love all the girlie, feminine ruffles.
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What I would do differently next time - As mentioned above,  I would make a medium up top as it does gape quite a bit in the chest area, this can be fixed by adding a pleat.  I think that as  this is a halter-style apron, making a larger top bodice piece does not necessarily result in a better fit.
I used 100% cotton, for both the main fabric and contrasting fabric on the ruffles and ties. 
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If you only ever buy one apron pattern then buy this one!  I absolutely love this pattern and in just a short time its given me the basics to know how to put aprons together and has enabled me to have a go at making my own reversible and half aprons (future posts).  I have already added a blog post about a reversible half apron I made for a friend.  See this post Reversible Half Apron.

21 comments:

  1. This is fantastic! I love the pattern and the fabric. You did an amazing job. Your newest follower. :) Can't wait to see more.

    I would love for you to share at my linky party that is going on now http://lifeonlakeshoredrive.blogspot.com/2012/09/a-bouquet-of-talent-linky-party-2_16.html

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    1. Thanks Kathy, I will add it to your link party and follow you too.

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  2. Your blog and your house are adorable!
    Best regards from Argentina

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    1. Thank you for your sweet comment and for stopping by, hope your having a great weekend.

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  3. Wow - I thought the half apron was good but this is AMAZING. what a fantastic pattern.

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    1. Thanks, keep watching more aprons coming soon!

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  4. Oh my gosh! MORE apron cuteness! New follower here on GFC.

    Visiting from Life on Lakeshore Drive :D

    ~Melissa
    www.mywatermelonmoon.com
    Stop by and see me sometime! :D

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  5. You have a real eye for co-ordinating fabrics!!! BEAUTIFUL!!! Almost too pretty to use as an apron...

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    1. Thanks Pam, I still haven't worn it because I don't want to get it dirty!!!!

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    2. I've featured your apron today...
      http://threadingmyway.blogspot.com/2012/09/threading-your-way-features_22.html

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  6. Thank you so much for sharing at A Bouquet of Talent. I just love it. :)

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  7. Wow! It's so pretty I think I'd want to wear an apron over it so it wouldn't get dirty. Thanks so much for linking up at Etcetorize this week!

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  8. Another great apron, you will soon be able to dress your mannequin in a different outfit every day :)

    Really like the combination of fabrics you have used too, and your ruffles were well worth the effort.

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    1. Lol I think she will, I have made a few more Aprons already and plan on making more! I need to get my other machine out and figure out the ruffler!

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  9. Gorgeous apron! I love the fabric you used!


    Thanks for linking to a Round Tuit!
    Hope you have a fabulous week!
    Jill @ Creating my way to Success
    http://www.jembellish.blogspot.com/

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  10. This is an apron? I want to wear it out to dinner! I guess it would be perfect for when company comes over :)

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  11. Oh my goodness...this apron is so pretty!! I absolutely {love} the fabrics you used!!

    Thanks for sharing @'Sew Cute Tuesday'!

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  12. Sam, I love this apron design and the fabrics you used. I can see you have been very busy lately in your new sewing room. I'm jealous!

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