Why not get into a cheerful mood in this stylish bib apron in a season filled with many home parties? The featured premium double gauze fabric has a nice and soft texture that fits your body line. The secret to the silky feel of this blended fabric is a material called Rexcell. “With no need to iron and the right fit to your body, this fabric is perfect for an apron!”, the creator Anriko raves. By adding a gusset on the side, she came up with an easy-to-sew process with only straight stitches. Let’s try this project!
Fabric shown for this sample:P38300-301 (E)
□ Fabric (body): 115cm wide×1m
(Gusset, Pocket (calico)): 30cm×30cm
□ Fusible interfacing: 10cm×10cm
□ Twilled tape: 2cm wide x 205cm
We interviewed Anriko about her creation:
Kokka Fabric (KF): What did you think of the fabric you used for this project?
This double gauze is slightly different from the conventional one. With a blend of Rexcell (new fabric by Fujibo, using natural fiber of the eucalyptus tree, like Tencel), the texture is soft and fluffy like a gauze, yet it is beautiful with a silky look that fits perfectly to your body.
When I make an apron, I always select a fabric that feels natural to your body without an ironing. This fabric may be upscale for an apron, yet it perfectly fits my profile.
KF: Can you tell us any special elements or ideas that you incorporated into this creation?
To take advantage of the texture with Rexcell, I added the drape around the chest. The back is not widely open, so you can cover your hips, a nice feature when you put it on in a setting where there are people around you.
KF: What are some tips for making this apron?
If you use a pattern, you can just use a simple straight stitch from the chest to the bottom skirt with a curved line. For this project, I created a process without a pattern, making it easy for cutting. I added the gusset to strengthen the areas where tensioned. If you find it too much trouble, then you can substitute with a curve.
KF: How should we use this apron in everyday situations?
It can be worn like a wraparound skirt, so it is not for people who need to put it on and take it off frequently. It is a high quality, visually attractive, stylish apron and great to wear in a work setting or at a home party.
KF: Thank you very much, Anriko! Here are sewing instructions along with step by step photos from her. Enjoy crafting!
Pin the gusset at the marked location. Sew it together with the double folded edge. If you sew it all the way at once, it will look clean without overlapping stitches. If you are not sure about your sewing technique, fold the fabric edge first and add the gusset to align the stitch. If you make a slit on the seam, make sure to strengthen it with the gusset before the edge of the slit gets tensioned.