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Hi all,

I'm looking for an apron pattern on the 'net and believe it or not, I can't
find one. (As in a website with a pattern, not an e-store for patterns.)

Specifically, I'm after the type of apron my mom called a pinafore and
Wal-Mart clerks call a smock.

Can anyone help me?

Charlotte



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Charlotte M. wrote:
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I believe it.  I find very few patterns on websites for clothing.

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You mean like an overall-front type of apron or a Little House on the
Prairie type of thing?  (A) should be easy to make on your own with
rectangles.  (B) is in the costume section of the Big 3 pattern books
and you can pick one up when they go on 99c sale.

--
I know God will not give me anything I can't handle.
I just wish that He didn't trust me so much.  - Mother Teresa


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Drat.


Yes, exactly like this.

or a Little House on the
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Really? That's all? Here I've been thinking there's some magic involved.

I am a pretty mediocre sewer who usually aims for the patterns that can be
completed in under two hours... and I manage to finish them in about a week.
The idea that rectangles with a bit of hemming and necklines really appeals
to me.

Thanks!

Charlotte



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Charlotte M. wrote:
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Yep.  You make the top rectangle for above teh waist, make a long skinny
one for the waistband-and-tie-belt, and one that you gather for the
"skirt" part.  If you go look at one in the store you will see.
--
I know God will not give me anything I can't handle.
I just wish that He didn't trust me so much.  - Mother Teresa


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If you can't find one on the net, maybe there isn't one.  It
seems as if the pattern you are looking for is what I call
an "allover apron".  It fits over your head and ties at the
sides.  When I was teaching sewing classes at Jo-Ann's
Fabric, this was one of the projects I demonstrated without
a pattern.

Take a measurement from the top of the shoulder to the top
of the knee, letting the tape hang over the bust.  Take
another measurement  from the top of the shoulder and going
down to the back of the knee, and let the tape hang over the
hips.  "Eyeball" where the measurement ends as you don't
want to pull on the tape.  Total the two measurements.  Add
six inches to this measurement (one inch for the hem in
front, one inch for the one in back, and four inches for
ease).  This is the length of fabric you want.

If you want the apron to have a small "sleeve", buy the 60"
wide fabric; if you want it to fit like a pinafore, buy the
45" wide fabric.  Cut the fabric in half lengthwise.

Using the front measurement, measure from the edge of the
fabric up, adding the inch for the hem and the two inches
for the front ease.  Mark this spot.  Fold the fabric on the
spot.  Taking a firm ruler, hold it in front of the person
you are making the apron for, and measure from inside neck
to the other inside neck.  In other words you are
visualizing the distance between the two inside neck
measurements.  With this measurement, you center the ruler
on the fold and cut a very narrow opening the length of the
measurement.

Try the apron on to see if the hole is large enough to fit
the head.  It should be.  If it isn't, cut the opening a
little longer.  You can also "curve" the opening for a nicer
looking effect.

Sew the bottom hems of the apron; use bias tape on all
outside edges and neck edge; and use leftover ties for the
ties at the sides.  You can even curve the bottom edges for
a nicer looking apron, as well as add a small pocket.  We
added a piece at the bottom front to make three pockets.

I hope this helps; it went from memory as I had the
directions but our computer crashed recently and I lost all
my sewing info.




Charlotte M. wrote:
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Your instructions are PERFECT! I've printed them out!

Thanks so much!

Charlotte



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I'm looking at the ones that pull over the head. A really simple design
appeals to me hugely!

Charlotte



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I'd appreciate it!

My email address is:

director at globalbirth dot org

Thanks so much to everyone!

Charlotte



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Brilliant! Thanks!

Charlotte



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