InstructionsI made this 2 sizes too large to accommodate bulky Christmas sweaters. The photo, where I'm wearing it over a normal dress, shows how big it is!
Type of item: Clothing
Style: Holiday, Retro / Vintage
Cotton quilting fabric
What was your inspiration?
The lightweight poinsettia-patterned cotton was just screaming to be made into something, and the 1952 Retro Butterick pattern was the perfect housedress. I've been wanting a holiday apron festive enough to entertain casual guests in for a while, so it all just came together.
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!
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.