Added Mar 27, 2010
by Ariel Jordan
Moscow, Idaho, U...
this project IS based on the Two Town Apron, but i could not load it if I tryed to say that…
Personally, I like full aprons that cover my top half as well as bottom, so I designed it with a top! As I started sewing, I realized that it would be pretty awesome to be able to flip the top up when needed, and down (hidden under the skirt of the apron) when it wasn’t needed. To start, I used six soft pleats instead of gathers to give the garment shape, and accentuate the waist line. I gathered the side panels at the top to add to the fullness of the “skirt” and curved the corners. It just looked better that way. I used 1 ½ inch ruffles of contrasting fabric around the entire skirt of the apron, overlapping the ruffles where the color change happens. I used a stabilizer in the waist band to keep it stiff and attached the center panel only to the bottom of the waist band to allow the top to easily fold over and “convert.” I wanted the ties on the apron to be large and ribbon-like, so I created strips of the black that were about an inch wider than the waist band so they had to be gathered into the band. I also used a 45 degree angle at he end (as if cut like a ribbon). The top is simple; the soft pleats continue to accentuate the form, the contrasting fabric used for a simple halter strap. I added white top stitching as a fun detail that doesn’t add bulk and helps stabilize the self interfaced piece.
1 yard black fabric
3/4 yard white fabric
black and white thread
Ruffles and ruching make crush-worthy tops, dresses, and skirts.
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