Vintage Style Pinafore

Project Description

What are you most proud of? I love designing aprons, but the tutorial was much harder for me. I'm not at all sure that everything in it is as clear as it should be, but I'm hoping it isn't too difficult to follow. The pattern is hand drawn, but it doesn't look as awful as I had feared, It wasn't planned, but there are some great shots of my 1951 Singer sewing machine. It's my workhorse and I use it for most of my straight stitch work. What advice would you give someone starting this project? Patience! Designing a pattern and creating a tutorial isn't something you do when rushed for time. As for the sewing - just have fun with fabric and color choices. I used pieces from my quilting scrap stash.

What you will need

  • Cotton fabric
  • rick-rack.

Q&A with K Lee 2Strings

Za Manaf asked:
lol..i remebered my granma used to hv similar Singer sewing machine which is hand operated...she used to sew everyone's clothes and very proud of doing it everytime...on her part, all the hard labour must have been for love..:)
K Lee 2Strings answered:
Those old sewing machines just go and go, never needing any repairs. For many years I did most of my sewing on a 1912 Singer treadle simply because it made such lovely stitches and sewed on any type of fabric without complaint.
sewbug57 asked:
Wow !! You are amazing !! This is just SO cute !!
K Lee 2Strings answered:
Oh, thank you! If I ever make it again, though, I'll do some minor tweaking to the pattern.
Wow! as usual so amazing, naturally, comes from my most talented mom, we should expect something like this, ~~~~ Could be modified to bigger size? This daughter of yours is size 12,lol
K Lee 2Strings answered:
So sweet, daughter dear! Aprons are my "thing".
Pamillia asked:
Your creation is adorable. Your pictures are very well done & really show how to do the pinafore. I like the fabrics that you chose. Thank you for sharing.
K Lee 2Strings answered:
Thanks. There's just no limit to how quilting scraps can be put to use & lots of mine wind up in aprons.
Davesmom asked:
So cute!! and the little girl looks great in the pinafore!!
K Lee 2Strings answered:
Oh, thank you! The little girl is my neighbor. She loved the big pocket.