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obi apron

Added Mar 15, 2010

by prudencerabbit

Cleveland, Unite...






Add elegance to your everyday with this obi-inspired apron. The long ties gather at the back and wrap around a wide waistband, creating an hourglass silhoette that perfectly fits your figure.

Material Notes

cotton shirting, heavyweight interfacing, thread




Garment Type
Casual, Classic, Evening Wear, Other, Romantic, Vintage
Cotton, Shirting

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    Apr 8, 2017, 07.25 AMby jacobgraves


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    Jan 18, 2017, 10.09 AMby Stullhee5

    Thank you very much for sharing your pattern with us!

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    Jan 11, 2017, 11.55 AMby joemorris5

    I like your efforts

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    Sep 2, 2016, 11.16 AMby MaryBrown12


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    Oct 1, 2015, 06.29 AMby carlsmith

    this is comfortale.

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    Sep 30, 2015, 10.09 AMby mayshawn

    looking is very nice.

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    Sep 29, 2015, 06.57 AMby FrancesAnchondo

    very niceeeeeeee.

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    Feb 29, 2012, 02.22 AMby Théa Oz

    Hello, Thanks a lot for this pattern but I can’t see the end of the pattern ? Is that normal ? Is the other part somewhere else ?

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    Aug 5, 2011, 10.22 PMby Kro2011

    Do I need to say exactly what everyone else said ? So great well done ! I will work hard I promise to do my own !! I will go through instructions in inches. Thanks Prudence, you’re so talented and your photos are just perfect.

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    Jun 28, 2011, 01.46 AMby Amor Allure

    this so sooooooooooooooooooo cute I love it.. thats ill be my x-mas gifts..lol

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    Apr 5, 2011, 07.23 PMby Lilly77

    J’adore (french), gonna make it soon ;)

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    Mar 29, 2011, 07.16 PMby wsmshelley

    I feel like I’m missing something – when I download the PDF, all it gives me is a 2-page PDF that says “Step 1: Download PDF for instructions”

    Is there another file somewhere?

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    Jan 9, 2011, 01.21 PMby Street

    It is great!!! I just made one and I love it!! Want to make another one so I can have two!!! Thank you very much for sharing your pattern with us!

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    Dec 29, 2010, 10.22 PMby yoppie

    Love the Obi Apron and want to make it but maybe I haven’t downloaded all the instructions – I have printed the instructions and the waistband pattern on A4 paper but it doesn’t give any measurements so am not sure how big I need to cut the front waistband pieces. Can anyone help please? Thanks.

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      Feb 3, 2011, 04.28 PMby Tara Blockley

      I have those same questions! I don’t know how much material I need.

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    Dec 29, 2010, 05.38 PMby whathappensnow

    great job! it’s beautiful!! i want to make a skirt by this design can anyone help me?? :)

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    Dec 6, 2010, 06.14 PMby aleah

    This would make a cute skirt with some adaption.

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    Nov 29, 2010, 03.16 PMby stmillay

    I’m new to this site, so forgive me…

    I have tried to download the instructions but all I get is a PDF with the photo of the apron, a line drawing, and the words “Step 1 — see pdf for instructions”

    Am I missing something?

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      Dec 1, 2010, 04.26 AMby vboer

      I had the same problem!

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      Dec 3, 2010, 04.57 PMby stmillay

      ok I figured it out. I think I was trying to download on an earlier version of Adobe Reader. When I do it on my nice, new work computer all the instructions magically appear. yay!

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    Nov 1, 2010, 09.47 AMby mixtlii

    Hey, Just to let you know, I was inspired by your great apron to make this skirt . Thanks!

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    Aug 3, 2010, 06.04 PMby kyburg

    I am fairly new to sewing, and I’m thinking this will be a good first garment try. But I am confused about one thing…on the pattern, do you cut it with the short end on the fold or the long end? I know it’s probably obvious but I can’t figure it out and I don’t want to screw it up! Thanks.

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    Jun 22, 2010, 05.39 AMby lyrae

    Hey, so about how much fabric and interfacing does this require? (Maybe it would be good to add that info to the project description, if possible!)

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    Jun 12, 2010, 09.58 PMby shoebecky

    Errrm… may be being a little dumb, but these skirts look FABULOUS and I want to make one but can’t figure out how! Can anyone give me a bit more info? What happens at the back?! thanks x

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    May 23, 2010, 01.27 PMby natmarie

    Love this. The moment I saw it I thought of the mauve cotton in my stash. Its been a bit elusive, however, but I intend to find it (finally) this long weekend. My obi can wait no longer.

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    May 11, 2010, 10.56 AMby jescarose

    bought the fabric to make into a skirt this weekend. looking forward to it :)

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    Apr 29, 2010, 06.44 AMby nessys

    I have been meaning to comment on this apron for a while now – I love, love, love it and you are such a lovely girl to pop it up for everyone to use! I plan to make it in to a skirt – and I have checked out others who have had the same idea and they are fab!

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    Apr 25, 2010, 05.12 PMby ellecubed

    made this last night. took literally two hours from start to finish, even altering it slightly to make a skirt.

    thank you so much!

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    Apr 21, 2010, 04.26 AMby hstorm799

    Love your color combo! Sophisticated.

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    Apr 9, 2010, 09.17 PMby andrine94

    Aha^^ Thanks

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    Apr 9, 2010, 01.02 PMby andrine94

    Love the apron, but I have a little question^^ I din’t understand the print out. I just got the waist band and nothing else… How many pages are there surpposed to be? I just got four

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      Apr 9, 2010, 07.29 PMby prudencerabbit

      The pattern pieces in addition to the waistband are the apron skirt and the ties. Those pieces are all rectangles, so I just included the measurements for those pieces in the instructions.

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      Nov 6, 2010, 04.39 AMby scarletohara

      I was wondering about that too, thanks for asking :)

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    Apr 4, 2010, 02.00 AMby humanbrains

    This is sooo cute and just what i’ve been looking for to spice up my waitress wardrobe. I’m going to make one up with pockets right away!

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    Mar 26, 2010, 09.46 PMby madebymalwina

    Yay! I’ve been looking for a fancy apron pattern for quite a while, and this looks great!

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