Patchwork Apron Top and Skirt

Project Description

What are you most proud of? Getting the patchwork to conform to the curves of the body and come out looking right. I'm also very fond of this color scheme. What advice would you give someone starting this project? To get a fitted bodice to look right, it is advisable to try it out in muslin first.

What you will need

  • cotton fabrics

Q&A with AllThatPatchwor

CUBI729 asked:
OMG!! this is gorgeous!!!
AllThatPatchwor answered:
Thanks. If I were about 50 years younger, I wouldn't mind wearing it myself. It is in my favorite colors. I wish I'd been able to see it on the gal who bought it.
Creative Native asked:
Oh, I love how you did that! Is that considered a peplum?
AllThatPatchwor answered:
I usually think of a peplum as having a seam around the waistline and then either gathered or flared below that seam. This has a waistline seam, so I don't think it fits the definition of peplum as I understand it.
Jacqueline Hessler asked:
This is stunning, beautiful color combination and excellent use of patterns. I am absolutely in Love. Is there a pattern or some type of tutorial? how did you come up with this plan for this top and skirt. I so very much want to make one of my own. Please & Thank you
AllThatPatchwor answered:
Sorry, there is no pattern. I draped the pattern for the bodice on the dress form, then just let my fabric scraps "speak to me" for the patchwork section. This was a one-of-a-kind creation which I sold on eBay at the time. Although I occasionally sell bags on Etsy, I no longer make and sell clothing items, nor at my age do I expect to do so in the future so have no concerns about copyrights. So if you wish to try to copy, go ahead. If you haven't already done so, take a class in pattern drafting and/or in draping clothing. I haven't checked, but suspect there may be such classes on Craftsy. You'll have a blast when you are able to create just about anything you set your mind to do!