My sister-in-law loves to bake and is very good at it so I thought a cute apron would be a great craft gift for her, that I would like to accompany by a matching apron for my niece so that she can have one like mum mum has.
I found this awesome free pattern and tutorial at Sew4Home, it is really clear and simple to follow, and I finished it in a few hours and am very happy with the results!
Here is the Tutorial – Groovy Hostess Apron
There are some great tutorials and projects on the site, that I would like to do, the next one I will be attempting is part 2 of the Christmas Present which will be my niece’s matching apron. Her’s comes from a different pattern but because I am making it in the same fabric, they will match and I hope they both like their gift.
I am still learning to sew and I am very impatient by nature so I did make a few mistakes, but they worked out ok. The problem I had was related to not reading the instructions… (go Q! he he he) so my waistband and ties are slightly different but not noticably I don’t think. The pattern uses straight stitching in some cases and I used diagonal because I thought it would look good.
Here is my attempt:
I think the fabric range is called Apple Orchard, I purchased it from Spotlight.
I used diagonal stitching here to addd the pocket, the tutorial uses edge stitching, my edge stitching is not so straight, so I think that this stitch is friendlier for me.