Into Sewing: Alice in Wonderland inspired Apron

Good morning to you, you and you! Happy Melbourne Cup Day!

Today i have a day off work (Australia LOVES any excuse for a public holiday!) so i thought i’d get around to sewing up an apron idea that i’ve been juggling about in my mind for quite some time! and here it is!

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Alice in Wonderland Inspired Apron

To begin with its made of eight pieces:

  • 3 pieces for around the waist (i made it to be around 66 inches total)
  • 2 pieces for the frill around the middle piece of white fabric – I joined the two then gathered the whole piece and anything left over after attaching the frill to the central piece i just cut off.
  • 1 piece for the central white part – this piece is pretty much just a smaller mirrored piece of the larger blue piece
  • 1 large piece to use as the base – i think mine measured roughly 22 inches across once i had finished hemming it
  • 1 small red heart
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The eight Pieces

To begin with i hemmed the largest blue piece, then i changed the thread to black and hemmed joined and gathered the central black spotty trim, once i had finished that i attached the frill i had made on the previous step around the white piece while keeping the black thread (I love contrasting threads!), then i sewed the heart on to the white part, after that i pinned the central part to the blue part and gathered the whole top slightly, finally i attached the waistband and concealed the top of the gathered apron.

Pretty easy huh? I will admit the hardest part (as always!) for me is hemming around curved edges! but personally i think i did a pretty good job 😉

Let me know what ya think and if this has inspired you to make your own let me know and i can create an actual pattern for you! 🙂

Now i really want to bake something….

Meredith xo

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