From sewists to woodworkers, gardeners to painters, every hobbyist needs an apron. Deep pockets, unencumbering, and a stylish silhouette. So many work aprons are just so… function instead of fashion. So, I set out to make an apron that functions fashionably and is fashionably functional.
Using Mood’s lovely Sterling Sparkle Nylon Organza, accented with the Pink Reflective Fabric, White Nylon Webbing – 1.5″, and two Metal D Rings – 1.5″, I created the perfect apron for sewing a circle skirt or pruning my plants, and it was all very simple! With roomy pockets and the cutest color combination, I’ll never sew without style again.
After gathering my materials, the first thing I wanted to do was make sure my fabric wouldn’t run. Since organza is kind of a mesh, it tends to run quite a bit. Using the reflective fabric as bias tape, I hemmed the sides and the bottom. If you’re like me and want to use a funky fabric for bias tape, check out Mood’s collection of bias tape makers, which can easily turn any fabric into bias tape!
I wanted an adjustable belt, so I took a yard and a half of webbing to leave plenty of room for whatever outfit I may be wearing at the time. I opted for a gathered skirt, so I used a basting stitch along the top, pulled the thread to gather the organza, and then attached it to the webbing, making sure to leave the excess organza free. At this point, the skirt is practically done. You can try it on and it’s super cute and flowy and everything you wanted in a utility skirt, except for the pockets of course!
I went with cargo pockets so I could have the little flap, sewing them five inches down and five inches in from the end. It’s roughly 9 inches by 8 inches when closed.
Last, I put the d rings on the short end of the belt and tied it on, the perfect little utility skirt for crafting in style.
This skirt is so cute and very customizable! Use tulle instead of organza, different colors, add buckles to the pockets, whatever you want. It’s also a great way to teach your children to sew as it’s so simple, and it’s great as a gift for the stylish hobbyist in your life.
What colors would you use? Let me know in the comments!