My friend Pam asked for my sewing help with some Christmas presents for her sister, sister-in-law, neices, brother-in-law, husband and the girls dolls! I was so excited to help especially as I’m nearly 26 and still have my American Girl Doll, I loved it when I could wear the same outfit as her as a kid! She found the pattern at Joanne’s and really liked view A, but before I made it for anyone else I decided to make one for me to see how it came together. When I have made clothes using big 4 patterns I usually have to make a lot of changes to make it work for me and I didn’t want to make 8 aprons for a friend to give as gifts without first trying out the patterns!
I had purchased 4 yards of Amy Butler fabric at a sale and used some for my Pendrell blouse muslin and the rest for my test apron. Both of which I am happy to report are wearable!
The only change I made was with the bias binding. For the green color way aprons I had to use some 1/2 inch single fold bias tape instead of double fold because I accidentally bought the wrong one and Joanne’s was out of the double fold when I went back. For the man aprons I also used thicker bias binding because I wanted to make them a little more rugged.
Pam had the aprons embroidered with everyone’s names after I finished and I wish I had pictures of them on the recipients to share but for now, here they all are laid out.