I picked out an apron from my collection to get inspired. This vintage apron is handmade from feedsack fabric, probably from about 1960. I love this style, the little darts in front make it flattering to wear, almost like a little dress. This particular model is a little small on me, plus yellow isn't really my color - so I'll copy this apron to create a new one.
Check out the back of this apron, it is so cute! I love the yoke that goes across the back shoulders.
And look at the finishing detail. The maker used what looks like a 1/2" single-fold bias tape sewn to the back and then folded all the way to the front to create a border. Cool!
Here is my first draft of the apron. I found this stripey-dotty fabric in my stash and used some small complimentary colored scraps for the bias trim and the pockets.
The trim looks great and I loved using this technique to finish the edges.
Here's a close up of the bias trimming. I made the bias strip wider so that it would really show up, and boy does it ever!
I wore this apron around the house all day yesterday, and it's a success! I want to make one more like this before moving on to another apron pattern. But, before I sew another project for myself, I've got some Pack 'n Play sheets to whip up, plus a small work-related project to finish.
On the homefront, I am finding a little more time to fit sewing into my days. I have also come to terms with sewing a little at a time on a project and not expecting to finish anything too quickly. And now I'm leaving you all to don my new apron and do some homemaking! Happy sewing!