Here is An Even Simper Child's Apron:
Here is how I changed the apron pattern for the additional waistband and ties:
For the waistband, cut one piece of fabric 6" x 16".
For the ties, cut two pieces of fabric 6" x 36".
Follow the directions for the Child's Apron using steps 1 -5. There is no change to the apron body and ruffle.
6. Press under 1/2" on three sides of the waistband (6" x 16" piece).
7. Run two rows of basting stitches across the top of the apron. One row at 1/2" and the second row at 1/4". Then gather the apron top to fit the waistband piece.
|Sewing the two rows of basting stitches.|
|8. Pin the gathered apron top to the waistband. Sew a 1/2" seam.|
|9. Press the seam towards the waistband and then stitch the waistband down to the apron.|
|Sewing the waistband down. Leave the sides open. This will be where the ties are inserted.|
Repeat sewing the remaining tie and sewing into the waistband.
This apron has two features that is an improvement over the other apron:
1) sewing the 1/2" seam is easier for a very young child rather than the 1/4" seam; and
2) the big ties makes a pretty bow for the little one who enjoys dressing up.
|The big ties are sometimes preferred by little ones.|
Thank you Barbara for sharing your treasured Singer booklet!