A kitchen apron that may be made of cotton crepe, as well as of the usual percale or gingham, and hardly needs description and blue is the favorite color for the apron of cotton crepe and it is finished with … Continue reading
Measuring your hat size is fairly simple: Measure snugly around the forehead, sloping the tape measure down toward the back of hairline (in much the same position as you would wear a headband).
Tips for making hats
- When making a hat in a washable fabric, be sure the lining you’re using is washable, too.
- The backing (underling) in the hats you make give subtle shape and should be of canvas or buckram.
- In lining, avoid using fabrics sewn with a slippery surface, as these tend to slip on the hair.
What you’ll receive:
Two style views
Sewing Guide/Instruction Sheet
Envelope with front and back detail
Full-size pattern pieces
Perforation pattern with limited printed construction markings as well.
Included: An authentic vintage button
This apron is shipped USPS Priority in USA
Shipping rates vary elsewhere
What you won’t receive:
A distracting jig-saw of pattern pieces to sort and fit together
A tacky photocopy of a sewing guide
An envelope with a pasted on graphic
A pattern that violates another company’s copyright or trademark
What this pattern is:
Developed with love and care
The Carolina is my interpretation (replica) of a vintage apron from 1935
Copyright 2012 Calandra Ferguson/Sew Craftful LLC. All Rights Reserved.
Fabulous Rickracking Apron
Make peasant trimming for an apron using rickrack with a zigzag running hand stitch over it. Another way to use this trim is in a pastel gingham check apron.
The style is classic and the apron is simple to make. Try it first as shown here with the trim, and then use the pattern again and again with other fabrics.
1 yard of pink gingham check
1 package of rickrack in rose
1 package if rickrack in old rose “deeper rose”
1 package of rickrack in white
Embroidery thread in white, pink and rose
How to make the apron
1. Cut the pattern with fabric on a single thickness. Not that the dotted lines on the top of the diagram indicate where the pockets will go on the finished apron. Mark these places before you sew the apron together.
2. Make narrow hems on apron sides and on ties. Make bottom hem of apron 3 inches deep.
3. Press edges of pockets in ¼ inch. Press top edge down to the side 1-inch, and hem.
4. Top-stitch pockets to apron where indicated, 4 ½ inches down from waist, and 4 ½ inches in from the sides.
5. Gather the top of the apron evenly until it fits the 18-inch long waistband. Press the raw edges of the waistband under ¼ inches.
6. Fold band in half lengthwise. Slip band over the apron shirred waistline and baste. Slip the ties in the side openings of the band and baste.
7. Top-stitch the sides and lower edges of the waistband, being sure that the apron waist and ties are secured.
8. To trim the five rows of rickrack on the pocket and apron skirt; apply all trim with zigzag running hand stitch and embroidery thread, which crosses over the rickrack, catching a tiny bit of the fabric in each rickrack V as shown in the detailed sketch.
9. Apply rickrack as follows: Rose with pink thread, deeper rose with white thread, white with rose thread. Repeat deeper rose with white thread. For the pockets: start with rose row of rickrack as neat top edge as the check will allow. Work down. Skirt hem: start with rose row of rickrack as near hem sketching as check allows.