Isn't it nice when you can take a break in between the normal projects and make something for a friend? Even more so when it is for a special occasion like a birthday? Well, I had the privilege of that this week. I did not really plan on making it but I seem to like projects that are unplanned the most lately. T
This is an Edwardian apron modeled by my sister (although not the recipient!) and made with the Sense and Sensibility pattern. Believe it or not but this apron was pretty much free too. The fabric is a rather heavy upholstery fabric and was given to me a long time ago. It was from my third grade teacher when she was moving. Textiles really do have stories don't they? I made the binding using a canvas curtain because that is the only thing I had that would match! Hopefully, it will hold up well with the heavier fabrics used.
I really love this pattern because I can use one size and have it fit most anyone. I usually cut out the largest size (I think that would be a 16-18)and because of the ties/straps, anyone can fit into it provided that it is not too long. My sister, mom and I run the gamut on all sizes and the recipient is expecting. In theory, it fits the mother to be also but i will let you know how that goes too :)
Every time I make it, I always shorten it about 6 inches and it is still the perfect length for my 5'6" friend. I also took the idea for the ties/straps from the Girls Edwardian Apron pattern. As the pattern is, the straps always fall off your shoulders so I added these tabs in the back, made the straps and ties all one piece, cross them over and then it stays much better! If you ever try the pattern, try this change. You will like it :)
Picking out a coordinating ribbon proved the easiest part.
P.S.: I apologize for the funny layout on this post. i am still learning all this html stuff!