A really cute, boutique-style apron pattern, the Pretty Ditty Apron pattern by Jamie Christina.
No darts. No hand sewing. Just simple sewing. The pattern also includes instructions to make the apron reversible or non-reversible.
3 child size options (small, medium, large), 3 adult size options (small, medium, large). I made the adult size Medium.
Light to medium weight cotton. ***I would highly recommend using coordinating fabrics from one collection for that "boutique" look***
I used City Dogs in Orange and Stripes in Orange from Lightening Bugs and Other Mysteries by Heather Ross for Free Spirit (this fabric is no longer being produced, but still available at some online shops, see this post: Where To Find: Heather Ross - Part 3 - Lightening Bugs & Other Mysteries)
1/4 inch elastic band, optional interfacing
::Did finished project look like photo?::
::How were the instructions?::
Very, very easy to follow with many helpful diagrams. The diagrams were most helpful when getting through the potentially confusing parts of construction. I actually never felt "stuck" at any time when putting this together.
Everything went together very easily. Most challenging: Gathering the (optional) ruffle for the bottom of the apron. I don't think the ruffle is optional, though, as it really makes the apron look finished and professional.
I really like how professional this apron looks after it's all put together. With well-coordinated fabrics you really can't go wrong!
Yes! A great project for beginning sewers who are ready to tackle gathers as well as an easy project for advanced sewers who could whip this out in no time.
A really nice project for gifts and charity auctions or just to wow people with your skill!
Pattern is available for purchase at the following online shops: