This week I have had a go at making some aprons, one is a retro apron pattern that I think is from the fifty’s, the other one is the Sew Liberated Lola Apron pattern that is available from TrixieLixie.
I made the Lola apron first as the pattern and instructions for the vintage apron didn’t seem to be complete. I used gorgeous red gingham, ric-rac and spotty lace trim bias binding. I think it has a very Cow-girl feel to it. The instructions are very clear and it was very easy to make.
I love the curves at the bottom and the circular pockets!
Next I tackled the vintage pattern which only had 2 pieces and very limited instructions,however having made the Lola I managed to bluff my way through this pattern and I even used some trimmed bias binding to finish it off. It was in fact quite easy and is really lovely,. The skirt part is almost a full circle so you can really twirl around the kitchen in this one.
For this apron I used Moda Oh Deer cherry spot fabric and gingham lace trim bias binding.
I can’t decide which one I like best, they are both ear-marked for people for Christmas, they are perfect for the 2 people that I have made them for!
I love aprons and have quite a few patterns- although nothing vintage! Both are great- gingham and polka dots are among my favorite fabric choices! There will be 2 lucky gift receivers this holiday season!
Thanks, I got the vintage pattern on eBay I love the fullness of the skirt!