We are on the last day of the Instruction portion of the Everyday Apron Set for Women and Girls hosted by the Handmaiden's Cottage Pattern Group! To see what we have done so far the Everyday Apron Sew Along Event: check out our other posts:
For Day 5, we will be finishing our Everyday Aprons and I am so excited to share with you the finished garments our participants sewed in the Everyday Apron Sew Along~ Round up coming soon. But first, let's talk about the final steps for the Everyday Apron!
1. Attach Bodice to Waistband
**Sewing Confession Alert** I made a mistake when working on the gathering process of my apron, ugh! I put a hole right in the middle of the apron when I was snipping, pulling threads while the dogs were playing, or shall I say wrestling, right under my feet. True of any artist, whether painting, sewing, or crafting, there are times when you have to go with the flow and make adjustments, right? To cover it up, I just decided that I would use the apron for my daughter, Alivia, who is 11. Her size is between the Women's Version and the girls size 8. I decided to I shorten the waistband and facing as well. Sooooo, if you are following along with the pattern, you will notice that apron will not be as gathered as mine. You are correct. I have "over gathered." It actually works out for me because Alivia will be able to wear it. Now that I have gotten that out in the open, I feel better :)
Onward to the bodice and the waistband:
RST the waistband to the bodice as done below. Stitch the bodice to the waistband.
*For those making the dolly version, these remaining steps are ithe same.
2. Add Waistband Facing to the Skirt
Following the Everyday Apron pattern in Step 13, RST pin the top edge of the waistband facing to the waistband as I did below and stitch together the waistband and the waistband facing.
The length of the waistband facing and waistband should be pressed to meet the seam allowance provided in the pattern for the Women's, Girls and dolly pattern pieces.
3. Add Waist Ties to Waistband
Hand stitch or use hem tape to hold the waistband ties in place. If you have made your own waist ties, then the raw edge will be lined up with the waistband edge just as my ribbon waist tie is below.
4. Finish Waistband
Fold over the seam allowance and clip corners.
Fold over the waistband to meet the waistband facing and pin. The interior should look like this:
The front of your apron should look like this:
Last step: Top stitch the waistband! And.......
5. All Done!
Here is my finished Everyday Apron! Even though I had a mishap along the way it is one of my favorite aprons to date. I love the inspirational fabrics from Northcott LetterPresS collection and I tried a few new things along the way with the help our participants in the Everyday Sew Along Event.
Join us for the Everyday Apron Sew Along~ Round up where I will share the finished aprons from the sew along and recap of some of the tips that were shared.
Thank you for sewing along with the Handmaiden's Cottage!
Until next time,