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Smocked Apron

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Here are some details about my project:
Category Sewing
Type Clothing
Sizing Women
Style Retro / Vintage, Traditional, Holiday
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What materials did you use? "Australian Herbs" print quilting cotton - about 1m long, 120cm wide; white cotton fabric; embroidery floss; sewing thread

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What are you most proud of? I made it as a Christmas present - I hope the recipient will like it! (She's on the other side of the planet, so I haven't given it to her yet.)

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What advice would you give someone starting this project? Make the top straps taper really quickly - I think mine are still too wide - mine are actually about 8cm wide at the narrowest, but I put in the instructions that they should be 5cm to match the waist straps. The print on the fabric is really dominant - I probably should have used more strands of floss or done more zigzags closer together to make the smocking stand out over the print. The apron also looks good if you tie the top straps to the waist straps, rather than around the neck. (I personally don't like having a bow at my neck because it tangles with my hair.)

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