Hot! The “Sunshiny” Apron

The Facts

  • Fabric: yellow and orange print quilting cotton
  • Pattern: none
  • Year: 2012
  • Notions: thread
  • Time to complete: 1 hour
  • First worn: August 4, 2012
  • Wear again?: Not sure. I may put it in my Etsy shop (Capital Tea).
  • Total price: $0

So, I first wore this in August for these photos at my aunt’s house, but I made it in late June. I did that for the simple reason that I have almost no yellow fabric beyond quilting cotton (because I do not wear yellow well), and I wanted to be sure I got it made before I forgot and used the fabric for something else and then had to sit out the Yellow challenge. Also, I don’t know about you, but for me, summers are busy and when you can work ahead, you do.

This is essentially a long rectangle, ruffled with the handy-dandy ruffler foot, with a waist band and tie in one. Totally, totally simple. Go make yourself one right now.


Erin Bartels

Erin is a copywriter by day, a novelist by night, and a wife, mother, dressmaker, quilter, zoo docent, painter, poet, and photographer in between. She only gets paid for the copywriting.


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  1. Very bright and cute. I love a good apron.

  2. I love the intro photos, hot dinner rolls for everyone!

  3. What a cute photos.. and love your yellow apron over the cute skirt..

  4. I love that you are busy and made something easy! I am struggling a bit!! Its interesting that many of us don’t like yellow much. It is one of my least favourite colours – right up there with purple! Hope your summer’s going well. We have some spring flowers popping up here and there but its going to be just 6 Degrees C overnight one day next week! Brrrr!

    • The day we took that photo it was about 95 degrees F (35 C) outside with a ton of humidity. I wouldn’t mind some 6 C right now. Especially since our winters are usually in the -6 C range. :)

  5. Very pretty. I so need to make some aprons they really are so useful.

  6. I just love it! Looks like something you would get handed down from a favorite grandma!

  7. Lovely and cheerful! I totally understand about the fabric – I wish I had thought ahead and set aside some yellow! Now I’m carefully hoarding orange, just in case!

  8. Very nice! I just discovered that my sewing machine (my great-grandmother’s pfaff) has a ruffler foot! But I have no idea how to use it. Any websites you know of with good tutorials on how to use a ruffler foot?

  9. Super gorgeous Erin, that ruffler foot is magic, I’m guessing it would make things so. much. easier. Thanks for sharing.

  10. Ohh, I’m in need of an apron, this one looks fun to make! I’ll get one in before the end of the year. Thanks for the inspiration.

  11. So cute and summery, don’t you look fab, I want to rush round to yours right now so you can bake cakes and we can have a nice cup of tea