Cut in one piece it is easy to make, and is especially attractive in white outing flannel with contrasting touches of baby pink or baby blue.
This apron is easy to make. However, we advise that, before you do any cutting or sewing, you make a paper pattern, try it on and make any necessary adjustments. The diagrams are “medium size,” but little adjustments in skirt length, tie length etc., may spell the difference between a perfect and an imperfect fitting apron.
Thread to match bias binding
1 skein six strand Embroidery Cotton – Pink or blue
1½ yds. outing flannel
Scrap of pink or blue percale
4 yds. pink or blue bias binding
Cut apron according to diagram below. Bind neck and apron’s edge with bias binding skipping the bottom of the back. Hem top of pocket. Edge pocket’s sides with bias binding and stitch in place. Gather bottom of back to 10” width. Cut tie-belt 3” wide – 2 yds. long. Fold along entire center length. Turn in raw edges. Sew along bottom of the back, leaving equal length to tie in front. Stitch rest of belt. From pink or blue cut 2 bows. Applique to skirt. With pencil, write word “Baby” on skirt. Go over pencil lines with chain stitch using embroidery cotton. Parts of bows may be outlined, too, with chain stitches.
To make the appliques in the easiest way, cut the patterns from cardboard. Cut material slightly larger, then with hot iron press edges of cloth (clipped to make it lie flat) over cardboard pattern. If material is hard to handle, baste it to cardboard first, then pres – and remove basting threads. Hem, slip-stitch, or blanket-stitch cut-out in place.
Here are some tips on enlarging the patterns:
Step 1 – Rule a large sheet of paper into one-inch squares.
Step 2 – Rule the diagram into small squares. Simply take a pencil and ruler and extend the guide lines right over the diagrams.
Step 3 – With pencil, draw the diagram onto the large sheet – square-by-square. There is your pattern! All diagrams, unless otherwise stated, allow for seams.