One of my best friends has moved away from me out to the East Coast, getting her entrepreneurship and domestication on. I thought a fun apron would be an appropriate going away gift, especially since she had been pining for a heart shaped one! When I pulled this skirt off the rack at the thrift store I though, wow, that is one fugly skirt – but as an apron, it’s totally acceptable! Cute, even.
First, the heart bodice (click on the picture for a high res image):
1. Cut out a heart from your desired material.
2. Cut out a second, identical heart.
3. I used a piece of black lace for the neck strap and measured/cut it at this point.
4. Place the neck strap on the inside of one heart, with the ends placed carefully to where you measured it.
5. Place the second heart on top, right sides together, sandwiching the neck strap between the two. Sew the two pieces together leaving a small gap so you can turn it right side out.
6. Using pinking shears, cut all the way around the seam so that the heart will take its shape properly when turned right side out. If you don’t have pinking shears, you can always cut little triangles or slits with lots of patience.
7. Using the small gap, turn the heart inside out.
8. Top stitch the heart to close the gap and flatten it out.
Britt wearing her new apron! I hope you get some good use out of it!
Photo by Kersti Kooiman.