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Christmas Apron / Housedress

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More festive than my Pizza Hut apron!

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Here are some details about my project:
Category Sewing
Type Clothing
Sizing Women
Style Holiday, Retro / Vintage
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What materials did you use? Cotton quilting fabric

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What are you most proud of? I'm proud of how nice my buttons and snaps look, even though they can't be seen. I totally credit Susan Kalje's Couture Dress (here on Craftsy) class for that!

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What advice would you give someone starting this project? It's an apron/housedress. Don't feel guilty if you use a machine hem and it isn't lined with silk! I probably could have gotten away with it one size too big, but wanted to be sure it would be comfortable over bulky things. If you are going to do as I did and use it as an apron, I'd recommend trying it on after basting using the type of clothes you will be wearing under it.

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VERY nice!!!....I LOVE that pattern!!....plan to make several later.......It must be a very popular pattern.....this is the 3rd one I've seen on here.(or maybe Burda)....I don't see it limited to the HOUSE......!!!.....thx for sharing.....

01/10/2013 Flag

Thanks! I found a piece of vintage cloth from Cranston Print Works, which was in my grandparent's neighborhood, and will be making another spring/summer one from that, hopefully using homemade seam binding but no guarantees! :-) And you're right, a lot of the housedresses and lounging clothes are almost elegant for evening by today's standards.

01/11/2013 Flag