Mood board: Stash-busting vintage-style apron

I discovered a couple of fun fabrics as I attempted to tidy my stash.

They were intended for a casserole tote that I had seen in a magazine, but by the time my fabric was (somewhat) organized, I didn’t know where the instructions were.

I had 1 yard each of two fabrics, so I checked my pattern stash for kitchen accessories. I found a pattern of vintage-style aprons, and the amount of fabric was perfect for one of them. I only needed to purchase some rick-rack and matching bias tape. Here’s the mood board:

The colors of the fabrics match my kitchen.

My kitchen is blue, red and yellow; and I bought the fabric (originally for a casserole tote) to coordinate. That would explain the purchase of yellow-based fabric to go with a floral with no yellow in it. 

The pattern is Butterick 4087 (out of print), and I’m making View C, the one in the upper-right-hand corner. Here’s a closer look:

This apron has a shaped waistband and hem and a cute little pocket. This looks like dotted Swiss was used for the main fabric and a cotton floral for the accent fabric. Impractical, but so cute!

The best part of this quick, fun, stash-busting project? No full-bust adjustment needed! In no time at all, I’ll have a pretty little apron that coordinates with my kitchen.

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One thought on “Mood board: Stash-busting vintage-style apron

  1. Jeannie Grandma August 27, 2014 at 10:45 am Reply

    Beautiful! Wear it whenever you feel like it.


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