My “Sad Little Apron” Apron

I know the picture is overexposed but I like it that way. I figured if I was going to be unhappy with the project then I’d use the pictures I like best. This apron is….not good. No love went into it. I do love the pattern and would like to have another go at it sometime. Just look how cute it looks on the package-

I cut out the pockets too but as I got going I started to hate it. It probably has a lot to do with the fabric. I need to save money for work stuff and so I pulled out an old curtain from my stash. I should have bought something sweet and colorful or made it in leather with studs and spikes.

I have bias tape in orange and yellow but I didn’t think I’d be able to look at it with those colors so I made some with a tie that was attached to the curtain. It didn’t go so well. It bubbles around the neck. I scrapped the bias tape and just turned the seams under and attached all the pieces using a zigzag stitch. Lately my machine has been skipping a stitch here and there when I use the zigzag option so it just adds to the horror of it.

Here’s another picture that is almost the same but not-

It reminds me a bit of a school girl’s uniform. Maybe I should have played that up for the picture. Ah well-here’s to another project down anyway. See you next week!

Here I am goofing around-

The Facts:

Pattern: Hollywood Pattern 1224

Year: 1940′s

Fabric: an old lightweight canvas curtain $0

Time to make: about an hour and a half. I’m counting the time it took to open up all the seams of the curtain and remove the super long ties.

Will I use it?: I guess so. It’s just for cooking so it doesn’t matter so much what it looks like. I will never wear it around company.

Total Price: $0





Gina Clark is a girl from Texas living in the Midwest. She has been sewing most of her life but swears every few months that she is giving it up for good.


  1. Your unloved apron looks much like my primary school uniform. :D
    I kind of like it. Maybe you’d like it more if you attached the stuff Kazz did on hers? Yours is a nice platform ready for some add-ons!

  2. I agree with adriprints, put some pockets on it and make it into a sewing/utility apron. Your feature picture reminds me a bit of a paperdoll cutout. Did you notice those dots on your arms? I can see that they are part of your blouse now, but they reminded me of brads that attach papers together, but allow for movement, just like a paperdoll.

  3. There is a certain uniforminess about it, but I guess aprons often were. It is a sweet pattern though and I’ll look forward to seeing what you do make and love.

  4. I can see the school uniform-ish look but on the other hand I think it looks more like something a professional/serious chef might wear. Maybe a TV chef? Anyway, I’m trying to say it looks very polished so you shouldn’t hate it. :)

  5. I can see why you might not care for it in a fashion sense but it looks like it could be quite practical. At the VERY least it’s a muslin but I agree with adriptints that you should add “stuff” to it a la Kazz and make it a work apron. I’m loving that pattern envelope art : ) If I could only do the housework in a cute dress and apron with my hair tied up like that..

  6. It is very Japanese schoolgirl, so I quite like it for that, but it isn’t quite the envelope aesthetic is it? I hope you have time to make it in some delicious fun fabric in the future!

  7. I might not stun the fashion world but it does look very practical and would cope pretty well keeping flour off your fabulous trousers. I do hope you make a leather studs & spikes one one day, that would be fun.

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