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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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    Mar 24, 2010, 02.23 PMby carrotflowers

    this is just an absolutely lovely and fantastic spin on the apron! you put a huge smile on my face.

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    Mar 24, 2010, 03.24 AMby isaflower11

    Yeah me too :) love the color

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    Mar 23, 2010, 03.52 AMby kristenpage

    lovely! but i am a bit confused.. you did the skirt too from the pattern by prudence rabbit ?? I don t know if the pattern includes the skirt too

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      Mar 23, 2010, 05.02 AMby prudencerabbit

      Thanks! The pattern is for the apron. Some of the members were thinking of modifying the pattern to make a skirt out of it, but I’m not sure if anyone has tried it yet.

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    Mar 22, 2010, 05.20 PMby picnicknack

    Do you also have a pattern for that lovely dress?

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      Mar 23, 2010, 03.13 AMby prudencerabbit

      Sadly, no. I wish I made the dress, too, but it was a lucky thrift store find.

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    Mar 22, 2010, 01.14 AMby tonnygo

    So Cute !!!Thanks for the pattern!

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    Mar 21, 2010, 12.15 PMby teegstar

    had a lot of fun making this today — will upload pics and tag you soon. great instructions, but I got a little lost when it came to attaching the ties to the front of the waistband. perhaps pics would have helped? (or maybe i’m just a little bit thick!!) thanks for a great pattern!

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      Mar 21, 2010, 03.54 PMby prudencerabbit

      I can’t wait to see your apron! I will try to take pics for the instructions for the next pattern I upload. That was the hardest step to explain in the instructions—sorry you were confused! Basically, you want to catch the end of the tie between the front waistband piece and the back waistband piece in the side seam when you sew it, and then turn the waistband right side out. The entire bottom seam of the waistband will still be open at this point. Clear as mud, right???

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    Mar 20, 2010, 06.47 PMby nehmah

    What a chic apron. Thank you for the pattern and clear instructions. If only I looked so nice in an apron and mop! Looks however won’t deter me from making up a few for friends and family. Granddaughters NEED aprons. Cordially, nehmah

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    Mar 18, 2010, 04.33 PMby dioxazine

    Thank you for posting this! It’s lovely!

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    Mar 18, 2010, 03.42 AMby clareh

    Super cute. And practical. Can’t wait to make it. Thanks for adding the pattern.

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    Mar 17, 2010, 08.26 PMby littlelupin

    pah somehow i can’t figure out where exactly the pattern for this apronskirt is located. when i click ‘get it’ i get shipped to a blank screen and get told off because i don’t have access. supposedly. still, great apron, great bow, great fabric, great pics, but i’m a Canon-girl ;-)

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    Mar 17, 2010, 06.34 AMby sophie11

    Really lovely! It would indeed make a very glamourous skirt (although not for me, I’m too tall, and when I wear high waisted things I look like I don’t have a body, just long legs and boobs!). Can’t wait to see people’s creations!

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      Mar 17, 2010, 04.37 PMby susanne2011

      “I look like I don’t have a body, just long legs and boobs!!”

      What’s wrong with that? You must be quite popular with the boys ;)

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      Mar 17, 2010, 05.36 PMby Anna Aasbjerg

      Know that feeling, Sophie11! :-P

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    Mar 16, 2010, 04.03 PMby summerbreeze-1

    THANK YOU!! I have been meaning to create a similar apron pattern forever, but have not had the time. I looooooove this!

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    Mar 16, 2010, 02.55 PMby prudencerabbit

    Thanks, all, for the comments! I’m looking forward to seeing your aprons (and skirts!) if you give it a try.

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    Mar 16, 2010, 01.56 PMby ginasophia

    so sweet, and I love the color. This wouldget me into the kitchen a bit more.

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    Mar 16, 2010, 01.09 PMby nmoonfish

    I am in love! I love aprons and skirts, and I might just have to try one of each! Thanks for the pattern!

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    Mar 16, 2010, 11.44 AMby scheryka

    I’m with everyone else! Definately a skirt. It’s just singing to me: I wanna be a beautiful skirt. And I love the green and white as the top of the dress. Maybe bring the color down by adding a strip or two of green ribbon or wide ric rak. Oh, I’m sorry..I got lost.

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    Mar 16, 2010, 11.03 AMby sandoz18

    So cute… can’t decided if I’d rather try it as an apron or a skirt! Thanks for posting the pattern.

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    Mar 16, 2010, 08.28 AMby stitchywitchy

    adorable – so flattering to the waist!

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    Mar 16, 2010, 08.15 AMby pitocia

    Looove it……I think it’s gonna be great as a skirt.

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    Mar 16, 2010, 04.15 AMby eversmiling

    Love it! It’s cute, it’s modern, it’s chic. Wonderful job!

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    Mar 16, 2010, 03.30 AMby nettie

    Very cute!! I will be trying a skirt variation as well!!

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    Mar 16, 2010, 01.24 AMby steffmc

    Soooo Cute! I think I’ll make it into a skirt.

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