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Help please with apron...

Posted: Tue Sep 02, 2014 12:27 pm
by Anklebag
Hello...please can you help, i'm wanting to make a deep drape apron using one piece of fabric.. but i can't for the life of me figure it out, I have no pattern to go by for instructions...I know it is probably really simple, but i can't seem to figure it out...do i use a rectangular piece of fabric, do i cut it on the bias, cut A shape and gather/pleat the side...? (similar to the TV364)

any help would be greatly appreciated

Thank you
Claire

Re: Help please with apron...

Posted: Wed Sep 03, 2014 9:12 am
by Heather
If you have the pattern for TV364, then you can cut the apron all in one piece. Before you cut your fabric, tape the two apron pattern pieces together at the side front seam, according to your size, and with a 1" overlap (to remove the seam allowances.) At the top, the curve of the side seams will now be a dart. Super easy, but you will need very wide fabric to make it work.

Re: Help please with apron...

Posted: Wed Sep 03, 2014 12:55 pm
by Anklebag
Thanks for the input Heather, unfortunately I don't have the pattern, I want to order it but it won't get here on time for me to use the pattern so I was shooting from the hip to make the apron, and hoping someone could help...I have the pattern TV365 thoughts on how to use that to adapt...please..

Thanks again.
Claire

Re: Help please with apron...

Posted: Thu Sep 04, 2014 4:51 pm
by Bookwyrm
If you have a dress form and an old sheet (or a roughly you-sized compliant human), you can rip the sheet down to the width of your fabric and just start playing with it. The fronts are usually roughly rectangular, pleated up at the sides. The backs usually have pleats across the top and may have pleats down the sides, or may be gathered or looped in various ways.

Re: Help please with apron...

Posted: Thu Sep 04, 2014 11:56 pm
by Anklebag
I have dress form...check
I can get old sheet...check
I have been playing...got frustrated...gave up to finish bustle and bodice....:)
would it help to cut on bias??

Thank you Bookwyrm, i like the sheet idea, can't believe i didn't think of that, I've been playing with the frabic itself and that's hard as it's huge, lol..

Thanks again
Claire

Re: Help please with apron...

Posted: Sat Sep 06, 2014 6:13 pm
by Bookwyrm
You're welcome! Good luck with it. There really aren't many rules. Pin up a picture you like and match it as close as possible.

Re: Help please with apron...

Posted: Mon Sep 08, 2014 5:37 am
by Anklebag
I'm really chuffed with what i've done, wish i could post a pic...:)

Thanks again for all the input.
Claire

Re: Help please with apron...

Posted: Mon Sep 08, 2014 11:06 am
by marie-jeanne
Why can't you post a pic? I think we all would like to see what you fabricated. It sounds really good.

Re: Help please with apron...

Posted: Tue Sep 09, 2014 2:53 pm
by Anklebag
I will do..... after the Steampunk convention in Lincoln (UK) this weekend...hoping to have a nice photo done with me in it... :)