Everyone loves to get outside in the sun, and whether you’re soaking up some rays at the beach, or tending to some flowers in your yard, it’s always great to stay on trend!
Adorable aprons and work dresses have been all the rage recently, and you’ll find no shortage of patterns online. For this one, however, I went with Simplicity 1080, which featured huge, helpful pockets and a cute A-line silhouette.
- 1.5 yards Floral Herringbone Combed Cotton Dobby Jacquard
- 1 yard Mustard Floral Printed Cotton Voile
- 1/2 yard Dusted Blue Floral Bouquet Cotton-Poly Chambray
- 2 yards 7/8″ Olive Stitched Grosgrain Ribbon
- 2 yards 3/4″ Natural Cotton Twill Tape
I won’t be going into the details of the pattern, but I did want to share a few of the steps and highlight how simple it was to put together!
The pattern calls for bias tape to line the edges of the neckline and sleeves, as well as the pockets and ties, but I took a bit of a different approach. For the raw edges at the neck and armholes, I chose to work with all natural twill tape. It was incredibly soft and comfortable, which made it perfect for an apron like this that may face a lot of wear and tear in the garden. Rather than roll the hems, I simply sewed the tape to the right side of the main fabric, folded it over, and top-stitched – like you see in the photo above.
In lieu of bias tape ties and binding around the pockets, I chose the olive grosgrain. It works nearly the same as the tape, but it opened up more options for colors, and it’s white stitching added an some wonderful detail!
Will you be making your own apron, either for gardening or crafting? What prints and patterns will you be using?