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Apron / Housedress with smaller skirt

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Reduced skirt is still full enough

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Category Sewing
Type Clothing
Sizing Women
Style Retro / Vintage, Funky
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What materials did you use? Vintage thrift store cotton remnant from Cranston Print Works

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What are you most proud of? I thought hard about how many wedges to take out of the skirt pattern to reduce the fullness, which was a bit excessive on the holiday apron and which I didn't have enough fabric to accommodate even if I'd wanted to. The pattern adjustment worked beautifully. I'm also proud of using up almost all of the scraps to make bias tape I can use for future projects. I'm becoming a huge fan of self-made bias tape!

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What advice would you give someone starting this project? Go ahead and play with the pattern to suit your needs. Taking out half the skirt fullness left it plenty big enough and greatly reduced the fabric needed to make the apron / dress.

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I've been looking for a pattern for a house coat. Really nice, and so very useful. Please make a wrap around one soon. I'd like to try to do one. Good job.

02/20/2013 Flag

Very cool idea to make it as an apron with less fullness! I have the pattern, but haven't gotten up the nerve to make it yet. I'm more used to making quilts which are flat and rectangular and don't have to fit LOL! And the leftover bias tape ... love it! What a great way to save the bits of favorite fabric that are leftover from a project, Will definitely borrow that idea. Thanks!

02/27/2013 Flag

This is a very forgiving pattern, and it also works well with the same weight cotton as is used for quilting. So I'd say to go for it!

03/01/2013 Flag