Thursday, June 9, 2011

Retro 50's Inspired Apron

I have been practicing my sewing more and I decided that I would try to make something following a pattern. I looked through my stash and I picked Butterick B5435 because there weren't to many pieces to cut and the directions seemed simple enough for a beginner like me to follow.

I picked skirt A because I wanted to start out with just one fabric. I decided not to do the pocket though because I was a little intimidated by it. I used some fabric I had received in a scrap bag I purchased.

I love how it turned out! It looks like a very full skirt when I put it on. The pattern was very easy to follow, except for the waistband part. I had a little trouble understanding that part so I just did what I thought worked. I will say that the fabric lines made it easier to cut and sew, I am glad I picked it.

This is what it looks like when it's actually on. I am definitely going to make a couple more of these aprons. I might attempt one with a pocket next time. 


  1. Cute apron! I love vintage patterns, especially aprons. I think the directions on most vintage patterns are a little more difficult to understand than today's patterns, but that being a Butterick pattern would explain it too. I have found Butterick and McCall's have the more difficult directions, even in today's patterns. I've been sewing since I was 8 though, so it's not too bad for me, I just muddle through and sew it how I think it should be.
    You've done a very nice job with your apron. I can't wait to see you make more from this pattern!
    You've also inspired me to go search through the mountains of patterns at my local thrift store! :)

  2. I just noticed after looking again that this is actually a 'new' vintage pattern! How cool! Maybe I'll have to make a trip to Joann's for pattern too! :)