I recently visited my daughter and she was wanting a cute apron. Bingo! Mom can sew! (IF ANY OF JOIE’S FRIENDS ARE READING THIS, DON’T TELL HER! I don’t think she checks my blog!) So, I made one for her for Christmas and it’s reversible to boot. Hope she loves it. I used a pattern from Sugar Pie Chic, the Simply Chic Apron pattern. Very cute, and easy to make. Also, the instructions are good.
My daughter loves mermaids and I had found a mermaid themed fabric last year with her in mind. I figured I might as well make it reversible, since it doesn’t take much more work. As you scroll through the pictures, keep in mind that I made a number of changes to this from the original instructions.
- I made it reversible
- I drafted a new pocket
- The changes I made significantly changed the construction steps in the pattern directions. Unless you’re an experienced seamstress, just follow the instructions.
Here is the bodice, one side has the mermaids, the other side is a coordinating water print. It’s hard to tell from the picture, but the bodice is darted for better fit. And of course, neck ties at the top.
Here is the reverse side of the bodice.
Here is the skirt. The skirt is gathered, waistband is attached.
Skirt ties pinned on and ready to stitch in place.
Below, bodice and skirt has been stitched to waistband. The waistband is pinned in place to be topstitched.
Taa Daa! Finished apron, the mermaid side. I drafted the cute heart pocket.
Here’s the reverse side. The bodice looks darker in the pic, but is the same fabric as the skirt.